How To Support Your Child with Gen Z Characteristics
You may find Gen Z kids to be quite overwhelming, especially with how generational differences come into play. But, there are practical ways to show your support to your child. And at the same time, these behaviors can help you to raise them well.
1. Be With Them
Do not allow your work to take away too much of your time to be with your child. Make time to bond with them and enjoy the activities they also love doing.
You may set a weekly play date with them and your partner to promote family bonding and keep the relationship strong. Try board game nights, or cooking together, away from laptop or TV screens.
2. Learn Their Language
To be able to have better communication with them, it may be best if you learn some Gen Z terms. It would also help if you update yourself with the latest trends and topics so you can find something to discuss. Are you being sus or cheugy, mommy? Time to yeet that behavior!
3. Take Time To Listen
As mentioned earlier, Gen Zs may need more of your understanding and support as they grow older and face challenges in life. Listen to their most random thoughts, rants, and stories.
It may take a while to understand where they are coming from. But, it is far more important that they know you are there, not only physically but also emotionally and mentally.
In many ways, Gen Z differs from millennials. They may present themselves differently from how you are accustomed to, which you may find difficult to adjust to. But, you need not worry as you will slowly learn the art of parenting a child with Gen Z characteristics.
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