Poems Between Parents And Teenagers

Published: January 5, 2023

Teenager Poems - Navigating The Challenges Of Adolescence

Much has been written about the period of adolescence. This is a time when a child begins to question the value systems of his family and society and strives to form his own opinions. It is a time of great confusion and upheaval because he has thrown away the old values and has not completely formed the new ones. Parents often become shaken when they see their teenage son or daughter begin to question the values that he or she grew up with. Parents should not worry. In fact they can feel relieved that their child is beginning to become his or her own person.

8 Teenager Poems - Navigating The Challenges Of Adolescence

  1. 1. Every Mom's Test

    My daughters mean the world to me, and I want to teach them all that I have learned about life, but sometimes I wonder whether they are able to understand that I am strict with them for their own good.

    in Growing Up Poems

    You are special; you mean the world to me.
    You are my daughter, a reflection of my entity.

    Every year, as I watch you grow by my side,
    No matter what you do, you are my source of pride.

    The umbilical cord may have been cut, but you should know
    You are still bound to my soul, wherever you go.

    Sometimes I am firm and you may think I am wrong.
    Remember it is easy to give in but tough to be strong.

    Sometimes I am strict and you may think it is unfair,
    But I correct you only because I love and care.

    I harden my heart and nag, scold and fight
    To teach you the difference between the wrong and the right.

    For soon, the days will pass swiftly all in a whirl,
    And into a woman will grow my baby girl.

    Tomorrow when you need inner strength above all,
    I hope my values will give you the courage to stand tall.

    I hope that in my teaching you will find tips few
    Soon when you strive to make your dreams come true.

    At a later date, when the real world you have to face,
    Today's lessons will help you go ahead in the race.

    Some day in the future when a mother you will be,
    From my point of view, the world you will see.

    For your baby then you will do what is best
    To blend discipline with kindness is every mom's test.

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    I am glad my mother taught me about this including religion (I am Muslim). She taught me to not do things I don't want to do; saying no is something she says a lot, and I am glad because I...

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  2. 2. My Daughter, My Friend

    • By Kristina Cyronek
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2013 with permission of the Author.

    My daughter has become a teenager, and I can see every day how hard it is. We just had an argument. I want her to know how much I love her and that I know how she feels, but I just can't fix it. It's all part of growing up.

    in Growing Up Poems

    I see the pain in your eyes and feeling like you do.
    I wish I could take it all away and skip these years for you.

    Being a teen is so very hard, it really isn't fair
    To go through all of this and still feel like no one is there.

    You don't have to tell me how you feel, I see it every day,
    Like nothing you ever do is good enough, or you're just in the way.

    If you could see through my eyes, how confident and true
    You becoming a young woman, but still somewhat a youth.

    I can't make this feeling go away, I can't fix all of your tears,
    But I can tell you that I know the feelings and the fears.

    If you ask me how I know all that you are going through,
    I will answer simply, I know this all because... I have been there too.

    I LOVE YOU - Mom

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  4. 3. The Mirror

    • By Patti Evans
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2012 with permission of the Author.

    A poem I wrote when my daughter just turned 19 years old and seemed to be taking a troubled path. I felt as though she didn't know who she was or where she was going.

    in Growing Up Poems

    Look into the mirror and tell me who you see
    Is it someone you love and in someone you believe?

    The mirror will not lie and it only knows you
    Open and honest in search of what is true

    Stare into the eyes that can only stare back
    Searching for the soul that somehow fell off track

    Your friends are not here, no one by your side
    Be true to yourself, there is no need to hide

    The mirror will allow you to see into your heart
    It will let you know this is the place to start

    Do not wait too long; do not let too much time go by
    Regret does not care for those who did not try

    Look into the mirror and tell me who you see
    Is it someone you love and in someone you believe?

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    I am fifteen turning sixteen in about two months and this poem was so beautifully written, it just really makes me think about myself and how I should change the way I see myself and others....

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  5. 4. To My Teenager

    • By Tricia Shanahan
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006 with permission of the Author.

    A mother writes a letter to her teenager. She writes some of the things that are easier to communicate by the written word.

    in Growing Up Poems

    It's hard sometimes, when people are changing their lives
    To understand each other or even talk

    You are struggling right now for independence
    and to live your own way...
    And sometimes we struggle for the strength to let you do it

    I wish now and then for the days when a kiss and hug
    could make your world bright again
    but your world is more difficult now
    and you want to make your own way in it
    which is as it should be

    I want you to know that when you get hurt
    I will hurt with you
    and that deep down, I will always have cofidence
    in your ability to find your place in your world

    When you need a caring heart
    or someone to listen to your deepest dreams or concerns
    I will be there for you because I love and care for you

    Above all else, know that I love and care for you

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    God gave us our children, not to control them but to bring them up in the way they would go - not necessarily our way. It is a very sad thing when that happens to you. It has happened to...

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  7. 5. My Daughter

    To my Shanita with all my love.

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    What exactly have I done so wrong?
    I've listened to her cries and her pleas
    I tried to understand all of her needs, hopes and dreams
    Yet as time goes on she continues hating me
    Not trusting in my love
    Not believing in our friendship
    How can I remind her so she'll remember?

    Why has she left me all alone?
    I've always talked and cried with her
    I've laughed and joked around
    I've shared my secrets with her and all of my feelings
    But as she get older she wants to leave,
    Run away so to speak
    Never turning back, not even a blink
    Will I ever see her again?

    Where has my daughter gone?
    She's hiding behind the teenage smoke screen
    Rather be lonely than come back to me
    I have to be the parent she doesn't like
    Sorry if this she can't see
    I can't seem to change her mind
    How can I tell her I love her and have her believe?

    Is there any chance to help our relationship survive?
    I've given her my heart and my soul
    But she don't seem to care anymore
    The closeness we once had seems to have died
    In a couple of weeks' time
    It's a possibility she may one day forgive
    Allowing our anger, pride and hurt to go away,
    Not holding a grudge for things that are not my fault
    Will she ever accept my apologies?

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    It just made me open my eyes and realize what my mom is going through. I need to make sure I change.

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  8. 6. Take A Look

    • By Maria
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Poem about teens hiding the truth

    in Feelings Poems by Teens

    Take a look at me
    Tell me what you see
    Do you see my forceful smile
    The smile that hides so many secrets
    Do you see the tears in my eyes
    The eyes that once took in too much evil

    Do you see my heart
    The heart that holds hurt and shame inside
    Do you see my skin
    The skin that holds scars of pain

    Do you hide my secrets
    Do you see the evil
    Do you feel my hurt, my shame
    Do you see my scars

    So take a look
    Tell me what you see

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    This is such a strong poem. It touched my heart. I know what it feels like to be in that situation. This poem helped me realize that I'm not in this alone.

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