Parenting for Today’s Adolescents

Sijimol Mathew *

Mar Sleeva College of Nursing Palai, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

Namitha Subrahmanyam

Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church College of Nursing, Kolenchery, Ernakulam, Kerala, India.

Sheela Shenai NA

Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church College of Nursing, Kolenchery, Ernakulam, Kerala, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


This article explores parenting of adolescents in modern times, as the adolescent period is marked by physical, psychosocial and emotional changes such as identity formation, mood swings and peer pressure. The work of raising adolescents by parents in the modern era is difficult because it necessitates finding a balance between traditional values and the rigorous demands of modern life. Parents may find it challenging to find the time and energy necessary to establish a genuine connection with their adolescent children due to the fast-paced nature of modern living. The growing distance in the proximity and communication between parents and adolescents makes them more vulnerable to unsafe behaviors. Better parenting practices such as honest communication, nonjudgmental attitudes, and emotion regulation can enhance teenage self-confidence, independent decision-making, and communication.

Keywords: Parenting, adolescent, communication, risky behaviors, sexual and reproductive health issues, early marriage

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Mathew, Sijimol, Namitha Subrahmanyam, and Sheela Shenai NA. 2024. “Parenting for Today’s Adolescents”. Asian Journal of Research in Nursing and Health 7 (1):34-40.


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