Imagine this, you are a parent of a teen boy and you find that something is strange with him. And, your teen son is more independent but he has some troubles at school and home. As a parent, you might consider taking your son to family counseling so you want him to get close to you better. You might want to know how to raise your teen boy better. Furthermore, you think that raising teen boys is very easy, that is completely wrong. Raising teen boys is a big challenge, it never been so easy.
Here’s my story with my teen sons…
In long years ago, I had two small boys with me. As a single mother, I watched them both growing up without their fathers. My first son born out of wedlock, his dad left us without any help. My second son was born when I was first married. In two years later, my former husband left us. I guess that I was the only one who could take care of my two small boys.
In 2012, my first son (Jed) turned 17 years old. He was a 10th-grade student from his high school since he is Deaf. He missed some academic years for some reasons. In high school, Jed had some serious troubles at school due to the peer pressures and school classes. At home, Jed came down to see me and he told me that he was tired of school dramatics around his friends. As a mother, Jed and I talked about how to deal with peer pressures and school classes. While my second son (James) was 13 years old, he entered into his teen years. He became more independent and he was a very smart person; yet, he had some attitude problems at home. I noticed that both of teen boys are somehow different due to the conflict of their interests and their social differences.
Through the years, Jed is now in college. He is straight A plus student from his high school. Moreover, James is now 16 years old and he still has some attitude problems but I handle the problems with him well. My sons know that I am a wonderful mother and that we love each other no matter what happens. Again, I have to say that raising teen boys never be easy and it takes a lot of work with disciplining your teen boys.
Adolescence can be a confusing time of change for teens and parents alike. But while these years can be difficult, there’s plenty you can do to nurture your teen and encourage responsible behavior. – Mayo Clinic
8 Parenting Tips For Raising Teen Boys
- Encourage your teen boy for responsible behavior.
- Discuss with your teen boy about the risks (including drugs, gang, sex, others).
- Showing your teen boy love.
- Stay separated boundaries between you and your teen boy.
- Solve problems with your teen boy.
- Spend more time with your teen boy.
- Allow your teen boy to accept the right choice wisely.
- Be a role model.
Robin Masshole Mommy
I am loving your tips. My oldest is turning 12 in a few weeks, so I am almost there 🙂
My son will be 12 soon and we are already starting these talks with him to keep the lines of communication open. We also have two daughters and it is so different with our son. Thanks for the great tips!
Great tips! Raising teen boys should be so hard.
Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)
I love your tips! I only have a baby daughter at the moment and that is hard enough; I think it only becomes more complicated as they get older. 🙂
Really good tips for one of the hardest jobs in the world
I’m the momma of a little girl so I can’t say I have any real experience with boys but I love your tips. They are a great way to invite young boys to grow into great men. Great read!
Teens are challenging, they’re going through so many changes and they want to explore a lot of different things. There’s no right and wrong when it comes to raising them but it’s important to teach them the value of respect and being responsible for their actions. These are very good pointers for raising a teen boy! These are applicable for girls too!
its lovely to know ur story. well i cant imagine myself havng boys haha i wud be confused most of the time haha thanks for the tips this wud help my frend who have 3 boys
Life with boys can be really tough. It sounds as if you’re doing a great job though.
I am a mother of two boys and I really need this advice. So Glad that you share this post with us
Everything starts at home, and it’s good to teach boys these lessons so that they grow up to be respectful gentlemen! The lessons are also great for teen girls. Basically, we should all teach them to be respectful and to be aware of others!
I totally need and love these tips! I am a mother of two boys and I think I need to get ready for their growing up.
Karlaroundtheworld | Karla
Great tips, they really sound like they’re based from experience which is a good thing for most new parents with growing boys. I also would like to add having a good male model as well. While it doesn’t actually need to be related to gender in the first place, it just makes it easier when a grown up male adult is there for them to imagine switching places with.
Kathy Kenny Ngo
Great tips! I would try this to my son. And more bonding time for us.
These are so great tips. I will share this post to fellow moms who are raising teens.
These are very helpful and informative. When my son gets into his teenage life, I will read back this article again.
They say boys are easier to raise when they are in their teens. I think that is very true. 🙂
I think these are all great tips. I don’t have any boys though. I have two daughters. I don’t know if it’s true, but I have always heard boys are easier to raise.
My son is 14 and in 10th grade. Boy teen years is so different than when they were younger.
I would so nervous raising a boy in this day and age. I feel they face a unique set of pressures that I can’t even begin to understand as a woman. You’ve shared great tips!
I love the encouraging them for responsible behavior. I think too many parents just focus on “fixing” the girls and the boys are allowed to run wild
I love these tips. My son will be a teen soon and I want him to be aware and prepared.