If your teen becomes secretive and doesn't want to chat even about how her way went in school, should you consider it normal? Why or why not?
I think it is normal behaviour since children at that stage is trying to find their identity. They would want to have their own space and exercise their autonomy. What I would propose is to respect her privacy and preferences. At the same time, still enforce some rules (such as, having to inform parents about her whereabouts; having to keep parents updated if she were to return home later than expected). Try to engage her in conversations and find out which friend(s) she is closer to. Let her know that you will be around if she ever needed any advice. Adolescence is a tough stage to manage as it is difficult to balance how much "control" a parent can exercise. All the best! Just continue to engage and communicate with her whenever there's an opportunity.Read more
- If you have your own mum to take care of baby at least till she's about 3 years old or so, will you continue this arrangement or send your baby to school earlier. Why and why not?Anonymous
- Aeryn Lim Pei Wen
- As every time his aunt will whatsapp my husband and my husband super secretive saw me he quickly tells his aunt bye bye on the phone plus he even tell his aunt lots of things he didn’t want to tell me about it. I found it is so rude and ridiculous it seem like he doesn’t trust me as his wife I wonder why must he marry me in the first place?Anonymous