Poems by me

The Teenage Life

I’m so into poetry these days, as I feel the need to express my real emotions through it.

It is my way of dealing with the many changes we are currently experiencing.
Check my poem “The Teen-Age Life” which is dedicated to my eldest who is almost a teenager and to every parent who has one!

He has grown a lot

He is almost a teen!

He sometimes burns hot

And tries to be mean.

But his heart is made of gold

And with a warm hug,

Everything can be solved.

Those years are tough,

Life for him is rough.

He thinks he is now a man

Acting so wise and cool,

But suddenly he is no longer a fan

And he wants to rule!

His hormones vaulting up and down

At one instant making him smile, then frown –

Laugh, cry, shout, or scream

Sometimes I do wish it were a dream!

Shattered orders he gets,

Sometimes a behaviour he regrets.

But his mindset is out of hand

He needs us to understand.

Love, affection to provide

Support, patience and empathy is our guide.

Those years are heavily dense

But it is up to us to make it less tense.

As we dig deep and understand,

Teenagers need a helping hand.

Full of physical, emotional and mental change

Oh my, what a delicate stage!

Wrapped up in a separate world,

Communication seems to be absurd!

What adolescents really need,

Is some freedom to heed.

They’ll eventually learn from every mistake,

And consider what actions to take.

Difficult as it might be,

I have to learn to let go and see.

How that little human of mine,

Will grow and mature and just be fine!

Education, Parenting

Tweens and Teens

We all agree on the fact that children of this generation are growing up way too fast. The influence of social media along with the exposure to the global society are playing a major role in having our children subjected to neoteric occurrences at an early age.

Like the toddler years, we confront adolescence with fear wondering what went wrong with our parenting methods. To make things worse, we either blame ourselves for failing to be the perfect parents or accuse our teens of being impolite and rude.  We do not realise that those teenagers, like when they were toddlers, are aware of their increasing independence which is formulated in many ways. For example, they simply say NO because they can! We might not accept that now they understand their ability to refuse abiding by the rules. Moreover, their vocabulary and analysis have increasingly developed to argue back for hours.

teen age noun

In particular, the ages 7 to 12 are the most crucial since we slowly start noticing our child’s transformation in attitude and the development of various opinions.  Amidst this chaos, this teenage phase is also confusing to the parents especially since very little advice is provided before the teen years kick in.

Being a mom of five I observe different personalities, characteristics, and attributes amongst them. Like any concerned mom, I am always keen on finding the best way to assist my treasures in becoming the contented and successful adults I wish them to be.

For the upcoming event, Mrs. Joanne Jewel, a Parenting and Educator Consultant, will be discussing with us the adolescent years. She will also clarify and share with us ways in preparation for those changes. The aim of this seminar is not only to accept that these changes will be taking place whether we are ready for it or not, but also to empower us as anxious parents to live with it and tackle it in a less challenging manner.

Therefore, I would like to know your worries about the teen phase:

What are some of your concerns, fears, or challenges that you have faced or might face?

How do you view the teen years?

What are your top three behaviour problems in pre-teens?

What is one thing you would want to learn more about?

It would be a great service to us as concerned parents if you share your apprehensions with me! Together we can support each other in leading our teens to a safe harbour. Try not to miss this exclusive session this coming Wednesday. For more details please check the flyer attached below.

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