Parenting practices generally have three main goals.
- First is to ensure the safety and the health of the child.
- Second is to prepare the child for future life and,
- Third is to ensure that as an adult he transmits good cultural values.
A superior quality relationship between the children and parents is extremely essential in order to achieve the above mentioned goals.
Why is the challenge of parenting at its peak?
During the development span of a child, it is the adolescence or the teen years that pose great challenge to both the parents alike. There is a huge confusion because there are numerous hormonal changes setting in and the world around them is becoming even more complex. The children themselves are confused and unable to understand their own feelings and parent’s feelings too.
As a result, the children feel easily irritated, angry and lonely too when they are accosted with such complicated issues of growth and development. There are issues about peers, drugs, identity, sexual behavior and many more. They no longer are interested in responding to parental authority.
Parents too are perplexed because their earlier parenting methods are no longer working now. The parents are also in a helpless situation and often end up in arguments with their child regarding the choices that he is making in life.