Us parents can feel very worn out by a drama packed teenager, so what can we do about it?
There are really two parts to this, one of which I have talked about it previous videos:
Make what’s important to them important to you by jumping on the drama bandwagon for just a minute so they get that you are “getting” them. Then jump off.
Apart from any drama-filled moments, talk to them about how they can change their habits in order to be taken more seriously. The conversation could go something like this:
“Hey, I see that you are passionate person and that is great. Sometimes our method in how we communicate can be make it tough for adults to take you seriously, including me and I see that it is frustrating for you. Can I offer you some things that may help?” And then go from there. Explain how the following won’t get them anywhere good:
Talking too loud
Talking too fast
Exaggerating the facts
Getting off topic thus taking FOREVER to tell the story
Basically, you want them to begin to act like the adult the pretty much are and them begin to make it difficult for them to act childish and dramatic 🙂