I'm a parent of a preteen and I'm really struggling with handling conflicts with my child. My preteen is going through a lot of changes and trying to establish their independence, and I find myself frequently getting into arguments with them over things like homework, chores, and rules.
I want to have a better relationship with my child, but I just don't know how to handle these conflicts without making things worse. I want to find effective ways to communicate and resolve disputes with my preteen that will strengthen our bond rather than weaken it.
Has anyone been through this before? What are some strategies that have worked for you when it comes to handling conflicts with preteens? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you all in advance.