Teenagers struggle with so many complex issues, that it's hard to maintain that close parent child relationship during the difficult teen years. Raising teenagers can often create a lot of conflict because your teen is struggling with issues with friends,
Intuitive parenting takes worry out of raising kids
"Parents are stressing out unnecessarily about building the perfect baby brain, and it is interfering with natural interactions that are part of the parent-child relationship," says Dr. Stephen Camarata, a professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University.
To Quiet, Kind Manner—If parents desire their children to be pleasant, they should never speak to them in a scolding manner. The mother often allows herself to become irritable and nervous. Often she snatches at the child and speaks in a harsh manner. If a child is treated in a quiet, kind manner, it will do much to preserve in him a pleasant temper. CG 286, Ellen G White
To Be Guided, Not Crushed—To direct the child's development without hindering it by undue control should be the study of both parent and teacher. Too much management is as bad as too little. The effort to “break the will” of a child is a terrible mistake. Minds are constituted differently; while force may secure outward submission, the result with many children is a more determined rebellion of the heart. Child Guidance , Ellen G White.