Raising modern teenagers is no walk in the park for parents

Family with teenage children eating breakfast in kitchen. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Amid the gloom of teenage pregnancies and drug abuse, a quiet social revolution is taking shape among parents.
  • . Without the willing uncles, aunties and grandparents who would prepare teens for adulthood, programmes on mentorship and life skills come in handy.
  • Unlike pre-teens who live by every word from their parents’ mouth, teenagers listen least to their parents.

Today’s parents are faced with a myriad of challenges. As if working to the bone to raise money to meet the ever increasing family needs is not enough, they have to raise the children. In most cases, striking a balance between the two fails and either of the divine duties suffers.


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