What to Do If Your Teenage Son Hates You

Teenagers can be hard to deal with sometimes. No matter how much a parent does for them teenagers can still get angry. Teenage sons can get so made that their parents think that they hate them. There are some things that a parent can do to try to open up the lines of communication.

Let Them Talk

portrait of a teenage boy, self confident

portrait of a teenage boy, self confident

When you are trying to talk to your teenage son you may end up giving them a lecture. Many parents do this without even realizing it. Allow your son the chance to speak and do not interrupt them. Keep on eye on their nonverbal cues including hand and eye movement. Teenagers often get made because they feel their parents do not understand them. Try to explain to them the reason behind your choice and state that you care about them and only want the best for him.

Start Conversations

Many teenage boys will answer questions with a yes or a no answer. To avoid this from happening ask open ended questions. This way they will have to at least use a sentence to answer you. Also ask questions that are specific. Instead of “how was your day?” ask about thing such as “how did your math test go?”. This way your son will see that you take notice into things about his life. After some time he will begin answering you.

Give Him Some Space

Teenagers value their privacy. While it is important to know where your son is and what he is doing do not put too much pressure on him. When he is at home allow him to go to his room and do not disturb him. If he is going out what his friends but sure to know where he is and what he is doing but do not lecture him. This will show your son he has some privacy and he will respect you for that.

As a parent you did not do anything wrong if you feel that your teenager hates you. Teenagers are going through an awkward phase and may not know how to express what is on their mind .Approach them with patience and understanding. One day your son will realize he has parents that care about him and how lucky he is.