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Top 10 Common Teenage Thoughts: The Best Ways To Help Your Child

As the circumstances of each child and parent are unique, the rankings of these insights into the ambitions and behaviors of teenagers do not appear in any particular order of priority.

The editorial and content-writing teams at Happy Students Singapore work hard to give our readers with a range of options while remaining neutral, unbiased, and transparent.

Our articles reflect a spectrum of viewpoints and life experiences because our ages range from 16 to 48.

We are regular people like you who want to improve our quality of life, have more fun, be more productive, and accomplish our goals.

And now we’re here to share the experience and information that we learned!

1. Struggle with their identity, such as worrying excessively about their appearance

2. They might be uncomfortable with their evolving bodies

3. Alternate between extremes of overconfidence and low self-esteem

4. Model their actions and attitudes after their friends

5. Criticism of their parents

6. Revert to childish actions, such as sobbing and banging doors

7. Regular angry outbursts or fierce defiance of authority

8. Fear not having enough time to complete all of their school assignments

9. Teenage girls

10. Teenage boys


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Does it sometimes seem like you and your adolescent are from different planets?

It might be challenging for many parents to understand their teen’s conduct.

Every adolescent is distinct and has his/her own personality.

Everyone’s journey and objectives are not the same.

Dealing with teenage behavior can sometimes get complicated.

Do you remember how you acted as a teenager?

No matter how old we become, no matter what we say, or no matter what they do, we always want to make our parents proud, didn’t we?

Teenagers obviously don’t always get this right all the time. When we were their age, neither did we.

You might need to allow children some room to choose how they spend some of their time because they might fight against regulations regarding homework and growing up.

They can be under a lot of pressure and are in need of stress relief.

Your adolescent doesn’t want to annoy, embarrass, or trouble you.

The truth is that children still depend on their parents today, albeit quite differently than when you yourself were younger.

No matter how wonderful a parent you are or how wonderful your relationship with your children is, you will inevitably encounter parenting challenges when it comes to your adolescent.

However, it will is possible to build a better relationship with them if you are willing to put out the effort to understand their needs and what they are going through.

They would want you to understand what they are going through whether or not they tell you.

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1. Struggle with their identity, such as worrying excessively about their appearance

Your adolescent may also be sleeping longer and eating more to keep up with their rapid growth.

The prospect of gaining weight while still in their teens causes anxiety in many children (or people of any age, for that matter).

Between the ages of 15 and 18, up to 50% of females engage in dieting.

Eating problems and physical attractiveness are intimately related.

It can be a sign of serious issues like eating disorders, depression, and anxiety disorders if your teen is constantly worried about being fat or ugly, eating excessively or insufficiently, starving herself, exercising excessively, throwing up everything she eats, or exercising more than is necessary.

Despite having a normal body weight, they could have an intense phobia of getting fat.

Since these disorders can be significant and rarely get better on their own, you might want to get professional assistance from a primary care doctor or a mental health provider if you are feeling increasingly concerned.

It’s also critical to remember that research indicates adolescence is a critical time when a person may acquire a good or negative body image.

Because of this, it can be beneficial to talk to your child at this age about body acceptance and developing healthy behaviors.

Many teenagers’ circadian rhythms may cause them to stay up later at night and go to bed earlier in the morning.

Teenagers’ self-esteem is influenced by the people they spend time with.

Adolescents typically want to fit in, so if they appear to be spending more time with their friends at home than with you, this is quite common among teens.

The issue arises when your teen spends more time with persons you disapprove of, or who you believe can negatively affect your teen.

You might not get along with your teen’s friends because of how they look or how they act.

Remember that it’s not always a good idea to judge a book by its cover.

Before disapproving of your child’s friends, take the time to get to know them.

If you feel that your teenager’s attitude is making you unhappy, you could want to subtly let your adolescent know that.

Tell your teenager that you trust them to make the proper choice while gently expressing your concerns in a non-judgmental manner.

This will nudge them to reevaluate the friendships they are selecting and prevent them from feeling coerced into undesirable behaviors.

Creating a social network outside of the family is a typical element of an adolescent becoming more independent, and parents would need to try to accommodate that.

When it comes to communication, your adolescent is not as open as you would want.

But consider this: as a teenager, did you speak to your parents frequently?

Most likely not.

Additionally, your adolescent may appear to share more with her peers than with you.

Even while you might want to be informed of every event in your child’s life, it is unreasonable to expect a teenager or an adult child to share every detail with you.

If you make your teen answer every question you ask during an interrogation, they can wind up making up stories to appease you.

You do not want this.

Recognize that your teen might sometimes not tell you everything.

However, make sure your child understands that since you are their guardian, they must let you know about all significant occurrences in their lives.

Insist on the fact that you are only interested in their life because you care about them and want to ensure their safety and happiness.

It’s also crucial to understand that teenagers may struggle to put words to what is happening to them because the area of their brains that links emotions to communication is still growing.

Recognize when they are having a bad day, and be there to assist them.

Your teenager could occasionally behave strangely because not all of the physical connections in their developing adolescent brain are entirely developed yet.

It may be helpful to imagine your adolescent’s brain as somewhat similar to a TV remote.

The simpler buttons can sometimes not be working properly yet, and some of the more intricate functionalities have not started to be fully functional.

When it comes to your expectations of your adolescent, especially when feelings are running high, this can really help.

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2. They might be uncomfortable with their evolving bodies

Some teenagers start to feel increased anxiety about their physical appearance during adolescence.

This might be brought on by a combination of quick, occasionally unpleasant, and puzzling physical changes.

Your teen may do a lot of things you don’t understand due to the “rebellion” bug and the need to experiment.

One of them is a significant alteration in how they look.

Your teenager might favor a certain fashion sense, insist on wearing only name-brand clothing, or alter their hairdo without first letting you know.

Boys might change their hairstyles or get a tattoo, while girls may begin using makeup.

Additionally, they are becoming more conscious of how their peers view them.

As a result, you could notice that your kid starts to be pickier about what they wear, takes longer to get ready, and tries on a number of various outfits one after the other.

As a parent, the most crucial thing you can do is to love your children for who they are and support them in what they are trying to achieve with their appearance (unless the changes are too far out of bounds that you can reasonably accept).

Try to softly suggest that the “look” doesn’t seem so cool and provide them alternative options instead of flatly rejecting their selections.

Encourage them to accept their appearance and who they are.

This will help them be better able to handle the pressure to be “hot” or “cool” while they are in junior college, polytechnic, or secondary school.

Recognize that it can be extremely difficult to get your teenagers to dress the way you want them to, unlike when they were in kindergarten or elementary school.

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3. Alternate between extremes of overconfidence and low self-esteem

Teenagers can change their behavior and attitude so quickly that we can forget that they don’t physically have an adult brain that is completely developed yet.

Although we speak to them as adults and anticipate that they will reply as adults, their brains have not yet developed to that level.

They may also start to have spiritual insight and understand what it means to love another person.

The Personal Fable, which is the theory that one believes that he/she is invulnerable, or that it is acceptable for one to take a certain risk because one believes one is special, might affect some youths.

The teenage years are therefore the ideal period to introduce decision-making abilities.

Teach our teenaged children different ways to analyze options, so that they can make the best decision possible.

Make sure you don’t mock or ridicule them in any manner for being unable to easily make a decision.

Additionally, resist the urge to decide for them.

If you give them too much guidance, they can choose poorly just to be rebellious or demonstrate their decision-making abilities.

Teenagers frequently struggle with confusion and indecision due to the physical and psychological changes they go through.

Your child may appear to struggle with decision-making, whether it is something as straightforward as what to wear to the local hawker center or something as significant as which university course to enroll in.

As a parent, it is difficult to watch your teenagers suffer with their issues, especially when you know you can assist.

After all, compared to your teens, you have already gone through a lot more.

You could simply provide them with the remedies they require if they would only listen to you.

Teenagers’ defiance of parental guidance can be perplexing, frustrating, painful, and frequently worrying.

But most of the time, it only means that adulthood is a natural process and nothing more serious is going on.

Many of the typical behavioral problems that parents struggle with are necessary components of puberty and growing up.

Teenage years are a challenging period for your child due to hormone surges, coupled with physical changes, a search for identity, peer pressure, and a growing sense of independence.

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4. Model their actions and attitudes after their friends

Teenagers might opt to spend more time alone than they used to, or they might spend less time with their families and more time with their friends.

Teenagers at this age might also occasionally form brief, passionate love relationships.

They might discover someone with whom they think they are completely in love with, for instance, only to change their opinions three weeks later.

Teenagers must attempt to make sense of their complex relationships, demands, and emotions despite the fact that they lack the emotional maturity or a fully developed brain necessary to do so.

As a result, their parents might classify this as “bad behavior”.

Shouting, slamming doors, “talking back,” being silent, or disobeying regulations are examples of unacceptable behavior.

Do keep in mind that the world can be a terrifying place, and that teenagers lack the maturity to figure it all out quite yet.

Even if they sometimes believe that they do!

Additionally, you should regularly discuss their plans for where they are going, who they are traveling with, and how they are getting there.

You might even think about having your house turn into a hangout for your teen and their buddies.

Although you can allow teenagers some independence and space in your home, they should also be aware that you will be stopping by occasionally to restock the bowl of potato chips so you can keep an eye on what they are up to.

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5. Criticism of their parents

Your adolescent children might not seem to want to hang out with you.

Or, they might appear to find everything you say or do to be annoying or outdated.

At times, they could come out as stubborn, aloof, and even detached.

Teenage behavior that lacks respect is not uncommon.

Typically, this stage ends after a while.

Teenage development frequently includes disrespect, yet not all teenagers exhibit rudeness or disrespect.

There will be times when you disagree with each other because your child is growing, expressing, and testing his or her individual views and ideals.

Being independent is a crucial aspect of maturing.

The fact that your child is attempting to assume more responsibility is encouraging.

However, your teenager is also still learning the proper way to manage disagreement and divergent viewpoints.

Sometimes, your child’s moods can shift abruptly.

Because of the way adolescent brains grow, your child may not always be able to manage fluctuating emotions and reactions to routine or unexpected events.

And this can occasionally result in oversensitivity, which can then lead to irritability or rudeness.

Your teen’s capacity for empathy and understanding other people’s views – including your own – may be impacted by teenage brain development.

Disrespectful behavior might occasionally be an indication of tension or anxiety in your youngster.

Additionally, your child is attempting to strike a balance between your need to communicate with them and their want for solitude.

As a result, if your child thinks you are overly engaged in their lives or interests, you might occasionally receive a nasty or hostile answer.

Teenagers are also beginning to express more complex thoughts and emotions.

Some young people appear to have radical and contradictory viewpoints on everything, and they may challenge preexisting convictions.

This change to developing more analytical thinking is a typical stage of growth.

Teenagers can also act disrespectfully when they believe it would make them look good or when they see one of their friends acting disrespectfully.

The time spent chatting and connecting with you is still important to your child, no matter how irritated or angry they become.

If your child is easily upset or unpredictable, you might only need to be a bit more forgiving.

It may be beneficial to keep in mind that this stage frequently passes.

Disrespect can be avoided or handled with good communication, solid relationships, and unambiguous family standards.

It’s important to refrain from arguing, defending yourself, and nagging.

Avoid pestering your adolescent; they will likely tune you out and stop listening, which will only make matters worse.

It’s possible that your adolescent will frequently and for no apparent reason become upset with you.

They might start to argue and speak back more than they did in primary  school or kindergarten.

Recognize that rage is a typical human emotion that affects both adults and teenagers.

But if they don’t control their rage, it may turn into aggression and lead to violence, which could be harmful to both them and other people.

Even though challenging behaviors on their own are not dangerous, they can put strain on your connection with your adolescent.

Older teenagers will start to act more independently and have less friction with their parents because they are aware that maturity is not far away.

Additionally, they’ll start making choices with their independence in mind.

Their parents might not always agree with their decisions, though.

Teenagers sometimes give their peers’ opinions more weight than their parents’.

Parents should act as a lighthouse, casting a constant ray of light that directs teenagers toward safe harbor even though they won’t always be aware of the effects of their actions.

To put it another way, parents should establish boundaries while allowing their kids to try new things as long as they don’t endanger their lives.

Ensure that you are providing them with accurate information without resorting to intimidation.

Instead, explain your expectations to them together with the hazards.

Explain to your adolescent in a calm manner why they shouldn’t engage in unsafe behavior.

When you bring up the subject, try to be polite rather than accusatory.

Parents frequently shout back at an irate teen when their teenager has been impolite to them.

Avoid the urge to “win” an argument by shouting louder than your teen because that strategy does not always work.

In fact, if you try to dominate your teen, he can feel cornered and get even more hostile.

Being calm is the only way to soothe an angry teen.

Learn to manage your rage, while listening to what your adolescent has to say.

Let your teen express all of his or her fury without engaging in any fights.

They will eventually settle down after they are at a loss for words.

Instead of keeping a problem hidden or bottled up, encourage them to talk to you when it arises.

Teach them constructive ways to vent their anger that don’t involve being violent or aggressive.

It’s also helpful to keep in mind that their rage frequently stems from a fear of losing control.

Unknowingly, we might frequently find ourselves in a cycle of overreacting when our kids push our boundaries.

Explain to your child that you are going to leave the room and return in 30 minutes in the event that the dispute feels out of control.

Teenagers are more likely to respond favorably to a calm conversation, and then be sensible.

If your child frequently engages in heated fights and struggles and has difficulty in keeping their resentment or anger in check, it can be beneficial for them to seek support from a counselor or another responsible adult.

This person might provide an unbiased opinion and provide fresh strategies for managing the anger.

Teenagers’ ability to control their anger may be greatly influenced by how their parents react under stress.

As a result, parents need to set a good example by being conscious of their tone and body language.

Your teen will develop a healthy adult brain – one that can make sense of the world and discern right from wrong – if you let them express their feelings and anxieties.

It will prepare your child for long-term healthy relationships.

This only serves to emphasize how much your adolescent still depends on you and the limits you have set.

Teenagers may also have a short fuse as they start to crave independence and privacy.

They are becoming more aware of who they are, but they frequently feel helpless. This can occasionally result in negative attitudes and dangerous teenage behaviors.

They might start hanging out with their friends more frequently or lock themselves in their room to avoid their parents.

Teenagers frequently get the sense that their lives are beyond their control and that their independence is constantly being curtailed.

Clear and acceptable expectations regarding behavior can be established via family rules.

Include every member of the family in the rule-setting talks, if you can.

Maintaining good rules is important.

For instance, you could say, “We treat each other with respect,” rather than, “Don’t be rude.”

As far as it is feasible, make the rules as applicable to you (the parent) as well.

When the rules apply to both the parents and the teenagers, children are more likely to follow them.

Your teenagers will be far more inclined to follow rules that you establish together.

What’s even better, though?

You won’t have to worry about how to handle a teenager’s attitude.

Your child should know that they are cherished as an individual and are respected and appreciated for who they are.

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6. Revert to childish actions, such as sobbing and banging doors

Your teenagers despise school and lack long-term academic objectives (or other meaningful goals, for that matter).

They storm off when you tell them they can’t play video games until they finish their homework, and you and they get into another argument.

When they don’t get their way, some teenagers may have a tendency to act harshly.

Teens can show disrespect in a variety of ways, such as by rolling their eyes, cursing, abusing, talking back, calling names, ignoring demands, and making sarcastic remarks.

Receiving such treatment might have detrimental effects on both the parent and the child.

Therefore, it is crucial to address the problems.

Teenagers frequently experience mood swings, with them being joyful at times and irritable at others.

Any and everything can set them off, and they can launch into never-ending rants about how unfair you are.

Occasionally, mood fluctuations may be a sign of depression.

By analyzing the intensity, duration, and situations that are accompanied by the changes in behaviours, parents can distinguish between teen rebellion, mood swings, and depression.

Teenagers frequently experience mood swings due to the hormonal changes they go through.

Even though many teenagers look to be adults’ size, they frequently do not have adults’ lung or mental capacity.

This intensifies the psychological changes they are experiencing and makes them more susceptible to fatigue.

Your teen may be sleepy in the morning.

Is it difficult for you to wake her up?

He is not being lazy, and it is not his fault.

The hormone that induces sleep, melatonin, is released in the teen brain two hours later than it is in the adult brain and remains in the body longer.

Teenagers therefore typically sleep late and wake up late.


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7. Regular angry outbursts or fierce defiance of authority

Teenagers are exposed to new experiences as they develop.

Adolescents may experience emotions quite strongly due to the way their brains grow, and they frequently lack the necessary coping mechanisms to deal with these emotions.

Teenagers consequently frequently exhibit high levels of sensitivity, self-consciousness, and a spectrum of emotions that can occasionally be overwhelming.

These emotions are therefore frequently conveyed or expressed by arguing with or disrespecting other people.

Teenagers can be defiant at times.

They might not always want to follow your instructions, and could instead want to test their willpower.

Establish clear penalties for breaking the rules and uphold them.

Because they will understand that you take following the rules seriously, your teenager will develop a feeling of discipline.

By including your teen in the process of establishing rules and consequences, you can build and maintain a stronger relationship with them.

In this way, children will be well informed of what to expect if they cross the line.

Boundaries and guidelines that can be implemented consistently while being fair and reasonable are the most effective.

While attempting to establish firm, fair boundaries, be mindful of your adolescent’s needs and feelings.

Support yourself by enforcing sanctions consistently and doing so each time a rule is broken.

Keep in mind that your adolescent will likely seek greater independence as they become older.

Try not to take their behavior personally and keep in mind that this is part of what they need to do as they prepare to leave home.

Teenagers go through a lot of stressful situations and phases that they find challenging to manage on their own.

Loss of interest in common activities, increased anger, frustration, sadness, or tears, feelings of powerlessness, moodiness, irritability, intolerance of others, decreased sleep and eating, and self-harming behavior are all signs of a disturbed adolescent.

Depression symptoms include persistent melancholy, significant changes in appetite, growing social isolation, and suicidal thoughts.

Emotional phases and difficult behaviors shouldn’t linger for more than a few days; if melancholy, anxiety, or frustration are persistent, talk to your adolescent about your worries.

Ask a professional for assistance and insight if you witness any of these habits in your teen.

Teens may occasionally experience difficulties that have a medical or mental health condition at their core.

Trust your gut feelings. Something is worth investigating if it doesn’t feel right.

Teenagers occasionally act disrespectfully without intending to.

Check your understanding of the situation.

Say something like, “That comment seemed really offensive. Did you intend to act impolitely?

When your child communicates effectively, compliment them with specific details.


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8. Fear not having enough time to complete all of their school assignments

While some adolescents don’t need to be reminded to do their chores, finish their homework, or save money, others find it difficult to even get out of bed on time or comprehend the material that their teachers are trying to teach them.

Being overscheduled is a problem that many teenagers experience, and it’s not always helpful for their growth.

They require free time to explore their personal interests and hobbies as well as have enough downtime to unwind and take it easy.

They might choose to relax during this time by watching Netflix or YouTube, reading books or comics, playing video games, or even just scrolling through social media.

You might be concerned that your child is not doing well in school.

Slipping grades might be a sign of disorganization or a lack of interest in the subject matter.

Self-assurance in one’s ability to learn might also play a role.

Talking with your teen’s teachers about your worries is the first step.

They might be able to provide materials and alternative viewpoints.

Every teenager is unique.

However, most adolescents love spending their leisure time on activities like shopping, attending events, hanging out with friends, playing video games and utilizing social media, texting, watching movies, reading, and visiting parks or beaches.

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9. Teenage girls

Teenage girls are emotionally and physiologically prone to stress.

Both internal and external stresses, such as peer pressure and academic pressure, can have an impact on them.

Recognize that being the parent of a teen is challenging for both you and your daughter.

Around the age of 16, the disparities in the physical development of the sexes become increasingly noticeable.

Males occasionally just begin physical development, whereas females, who are presumably about finished growing and developing, are beginning to slow down.

Teenage girls are subjected to a variety of stressors that increase their risk of anxiety or eating disorders.

Teenagers with eating problems may experience symptoms such as bloating, constipation, delayed puberty, irregular cycles, and irregular heartbeat.

Counselors have discovered that interactions with primary caregivers and reliable individuals help youngsters develop a tolerance for pressure.

Therefore, if your child is feeling frustrated, you might try showing empathy and working together with them.

This might make them more responsive to your advice, direction, or sympathetic ear when your daughter, who is a teenager, needs you.

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10. Teenage boys

At 16, a female’s body may closely resemble that of an adult female, although a male child may still be growing and may see more height growth and facial hair development.

At this age, adolescent boys can likewise be expected to put on weight and have their fat distribution patterns changed.

Boys typically suppress their emotions and avoid talking about them.

In reality, many teenage boys perceive talking about their emotions as being weak.

Teenage boys often also have another trait: recklessness.

Verbal hostility is seen to be a common adolescent characteristic, particularly among boys.

A combination of considerable hormonal changes brought on by puberty and a natural yearning for more independence than was possible during childhood may be the root of the problem.

Teenagers may become agitated as a result of this stress, and resort to yelling, fighting, and using nasty language.

While some verbal hostility is common, you might need to get professional advice if the conduct starts to seem abusive or turns into a physical assault.

Allowing abnormal aggressiveness to spiral out of control has the potential to be damaging.

By determining the underlying emotions or causes of this behavior and addressing them, a mental health expert like a therapist may be able to prevent your teenager from being hazardous to themselves or others.

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Positive communication and warm relationships are the foundation of good behavior in preteens and teenagers.

This establishes the framework for positively influencing your child’s behavior.

Parents frequently make the error of dismissing their teen’s struggles.

Although you might think your child is being too dramatic, this will simply make them feel misunderstood.

That may completely turn them off.

Don’t provide suggestions or change the subject.

Try to listen and empathize with them rather than dismissing their response.

Allow them to discuss it; you might even be able to convince them that the drama isn’t worth it.

You can still guide and mentor your adolescent children if they are receptive to it.

But try your best to say less and listen more.

Even if you believe you know what’s best for your teenagers, refrain from imposing your views on them.

If you listen to them instead of lecturing, they’ll be more likely to express their opinions and feelings to you (without the negative attitude).

Additionally, spend time with your teenagers both individually and as a family.

Even if they don’t say it, your teens need your love and support.

If it seems that their other siblings, your job, or your hobbies are more important to you than they are, they could start to feel ignored.

They will behave worse if they feel this way.

Decide on a regular time to spend with your adolescent and make sure they are available throughout that period.

Take advantage of these chances to demonstrate your interest in your teen’s hobbies and activities.

Both the parent-teen relationship and your teen’s self-confidence and self-esteem will advance with time.

Spending time together can be inexpensive.

To show that you like spending time with your teen, all it takes is a neighborhood stroll or an afternoon spent getting ice cream.

According to research, kids who feel close to their family behave far less riskily than teens who don’t feel that way.

Additionally, according to experts, kids who frequently eat dinner with their parents, participate in after-school activities, and are not permitted to walk the streets after dark have a considerably lower risk of getting into dangerous circumstances.

Most teen behavioral problems may be resolved by providing assurance of caring and empathy.

Teenage years are difficult for both your children and their parents.

However, you can ease this time in their life by being open to communication and letting them know that you empathize with the difficulties they could be facing.

You should help develop the quality of honesty in your children.

Set an example for them and they will learn to tell you the truth.

Maintain a constant line of communication with your children so they feel comfortable disclosing anything.

Teenagers will learn to do the same if they observe their parents being truthful and honest about everything, including their own faults.

Do not pass judgment.

If you constantly criticize them and fix every error they make, they might stop sharing and talking with you out of fear that you won’t ever like them.

Discuss prospects, dangers, and expectations without avoiding unpleasant subjects like their goals and academic challenges.

By remaining interested in your adolescent’s life and appreciating their accomplishments, you can further develop your bond with them.

Allow your child to fail occasionally, but make sure they have the tools they need to deal with the discomfort that failure brings.

It’s crucial to take care of yourself as well.

You’ll be able to better address the demands of your child if you’re controlling your stress and taking care of yourself.

Parents of other teenagers, as well as your own friends and family can also be very good sources of support.

The adolescent years are an essential time for development.

Although it may not always go smoothly, experts agree that having a positive relationship with one’s parents is best for teenagers.

In order to achieve this, parents must develop new ways to interact and communicate with their teenagers while also being somewhat forgiving of their conduct.

Start putting these suggestions into practice, and don’t give up.

Your relationship with your teen will also get better over time as your home life becomes more amicable.

Beginning today!


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You just need to pay for the tuition session(s) that have been conducted. There will not be any extra charges for the change.


You can request to see the hardcopies of certificates of your tutor to be presented to you during the first lesson.

The client acknowledges that it is his/her responsibility to verify the suitability, credentials and qualifications of any tutor with whom he/she engages.


Happy Students is Singapore’s leading private tuition agency and our matching service is free for students/parents requesting for tutors. This is because our agency commission is charged to the tutor, not to you.

The client will pay to Happy Students half of the fees payable in the first 4 calendar weeks. This amount is the commission to Happy Students for matching the tutor to the client, and will be borne by the tutor.

Thereafter, the client will pay the tuition fees directly to the tutor.

If lessons are postponed during the first two weeks, the commission payable to Happy Students will be based on the tuition session conducted the subsequent week(s).

The tutor shall collect all fees due to the tutor from the parent after the two weeks. Happy Students will not assist in any recovery of fees.


The client is required to pay tuition fees only for the number of hours of lessons given by the tutor.

If you decide to stop the tuition after the first lesson, you are required to pay for only that lesson.

Please transfer the fee for that lesson to Happy Students and we will transfer the tutor’s fee to him/her.

Tutors are not authorized at any time to collect the payment on Happy Students’s behalf.

Tuition fees are to be paid every 4 weeks to the tutor, unless otherwise agreed between the client and the tutor.


We will provide our bank account information for you to make payment via internet banking or ATM transfer directly to Happy Students’s bank account.

If the client fails to pay us, Happy Students reserves the right to terminate the Assignment. This is in fairness to the tutor, who might need to give the available slot to another client if this Assignment does not materialize.

Once the payment is received, it will be acknowledged in the form of a receipt, issued to the payer (Parent/Requestor/Guardian) via Whatsapp, sms, email or other electronic communications medium. We will also provide details of the Tuition Assignment that can include: tutor’s name, hourly fee, date of commencement of tuition, subject(s), level, duration of each lesson and frequency, etc.


Once the client accepts the tutor’s candidacy, the client will not be able to change the schedule of the First Lesson.

Clients are allowed to make changes in the schedule after the First Lesson is over. However, Happy Students hopes that this is not necessary as the tutor has already reserved that slot of time for you.

If you want to make changes in the schedule, please consult with your tutor to ask if he/she is able to change the schedule or not.

The tutor is to bring his/her identity document, academic transcripts/certificates and relevant documents for the First Lesson for verification purposes.

If the tutor is unable to conduct the First Lesson of a tuition assignment, the tutor must call Happy Students at least 3 business days before the actual lesson. If the tutor fails to notify Happy Students of his/her cancellation/postponement, an administrative charge of S$30 will be imposed on him/her.

If the tutor fails to contact Happy Students with a valid reason to inform us about the tutor’s absence from the lesson, the tutor’s profile at Happy Students may be blacklisted. This will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.


Tutors will conduct lessons at the student’s residence unless otherwise specified and agreed upon by both the client and the tutor.

If the client has a request for the tuition to be conducted at another location (eg a friend’s home), Happy Students will ask if the tutor is able to accommodate the request.

Happy Students and the tutor will not be responsible if the given location is occupied or not available for use for the lessons and the officially scheduled timings will still be counted as a paid lesson.


There is no obligation or contract to complete a fixed number of lessons, except for the First Lesson.

If at any time the client is not satisfied with the tutor, the client may request a replacement or termination. However, the client is responsible for paying the fee for the number of lessons given prior to termination.

Happy Students will discuss separately with the client and the tutor regarding future tuition arrangements, and Happy Students will change the tutor for the client. There will not be any extra charges for the change and the client needs to pay just for the tuition session(s) that have been conducted.

If the client cancels a tutoring assignment before the tutor completes the agreed number of lessons for the first 4 calendar weeks, Happy Students assumes full claim to 50% of the tuition fees for the total number of lessons delivered in the month. For example, if the client had requested for 8 lessons per month, but the assignment was cancelled after the 5th session, Happy Students will be paid pro-rated commission for the 5 lessons conducted.

Happy Students will not be liable for any payment charges or issues arising from the cancellation of tuition assignments by the client.

If the client terminates the Assignment because the tutor is often late, skips lessons without valid explanations etc, the tutor will bear Happy Students’s full commission fee.

If the tutor cancels the Assignment after confirming acceptance (that is, the client’s contact information and address have been given to the tutor), the tutor will need to compensate the commission which amounts to 50% of the fees payable (as stated in the confirmation Whatsapp, sms, email or other forms of electronic communications messages) for the first 4 weeks.

If the tutor wishes to cancel a Tuition Assignment before the end of the first 4 calendar weeks, the tutor is to inform both Happy Students as well as the client at least 3 days before the next lesson date. Happy Students will recover our legal share of the one-time commission of 50% of the fee for the first 4 calendar weeks from the tutor. Tutors are encouraged to have a long-term commitment as the clients have vested their trust in them.


The tutor will receive full or pro-rated payment for the number of lessons rendered, provided the tutor has complied with the Terms of this Agreement.

The client has the right to terminate the tuition if the tutor is unable to produce the documents certifying his/her credentials. In such cases, the tutor has to pay Happy Students the amount of money equivalent to the tuition fee for the day, as commission.


Happy Students is Singapore’s leading private tuition agency in Singapore. While we try to provide clients and tutors with the closest tutor match possible, we cannot guarantee a satisfying match. We hold no responsibility or liability for problems, unhappiness, or disputes that are a result of the tutor or client.

Happy Students will not act as an arbitrator for any disagreements that arise between tutor and client.

However, Happy Students may try to mediate whenever possible and reserves all rights to blacklist any party who is at fault. Happy Students also reserves the right to terminate or deny services to any client or tutor (actual or potential) at any time.


Users shall indemnify Happy Students, our subsidiaries, content contributors, sources, affiliates, officers, shareholders/directors, agents or other partners and employees, from all costs and expenses, claim, liabilities, (actual or consequential) of every kind and nature known and unknown, arising out of any use of the Website or Services.

Users acknowledge that Happy Students is not liable for direct, indirect, consequential or any other form of loss or damage that may be suffered by any users through the use of the website including loss of data or information or any kind of financial or physical loss or damage.


References to “Our”, “Us”, “We” and “Happy Students” shall be references to Happy Students.

References to “You”, “Your” and “Users” shall mean references to user(s) visiting this web site, as the context requires, for any reason regardless of whether you have a registered account.

References to “Tutor” or “Tutors” shall be references to user(s) who have registered. He/She has explicitly stated his/her interest in receiving tutoring assignments.

References to “Client”, or “Clients” shall be references to user(s) who formally makes a request to engage Happy Students’ services. He/She has explicitly stated his/her interest in hiring a tutor from us.

“First Month” refers to the first 4 weeks of active lessons, and is not based on the calendar month.

“Commission” refers to the amount Happy Students levies for a successfully matched tuition assignment.


At the point of time which the contact details of the client or tutor(s) are given to either party, Happy Students reserves all rights to collect the full commission. This is regardless of whether the tuition cancelled or postponed.


In view of the implementation of the recent Personal Data Protection Act, we require your explicit consent to contact you for tuition related matters. The client and the tutor explicitly agree to Happy Students and our network contacting you via Whatsapp, phone call, sms and/or other electronic communications channels to conduct tuition matches. By registering with Happy Students you have given us explicit consent to contact you through various electronic media, including Whatsapp, calling, and sms, etc.

Happy Students is the leading private tuition agency in Singapore, and we have placed thousands of reliable tutors with students at all academic levels and subjects, across Singapore.

Our experience in knowing what works and what does not ensures that all you need to do is let us know your requirements and preference.

Tutor matching is free, and the referral fee is charged to the tutor.

Most of our tutors have been a part of our network for many years. Semester after semester, they guide our students through unexpectedly difficult exams, projects or assignments.

As Singapore’s leading private tuition agency, we are able to immediately tap on our expertise and network to recommend reliable and experienced professional tutors to you.

Tuition can start within this week.

Our expert tutors can help your child organize their time, prioritize the different assignments and sequence of knowledge, and develop critical thinking and time management skills.

Learn the correct study skills and academic content from Singapore’s leading private tuition agency.

While learning the content is very important to scoring higher grades, the attitude of tutors and their students plays a major role.

As Singapore’s leading private tuition agency, we are particularly careful about compatibility, because your child has no time to waste when you want to prepare him or her for better academic performance.

Happy Students has a team of qualified tutors who specialize in teaching university and polytechnic level modules, for undergraduate students who need private tuition and are studying at NUS, NTU, SMU and universities with a presence in Singapore.

We are able to recommend the ideal tutor to you because the Happy Studentss in Singapore have joined our team.

Happy Students is Singapore’s largest private tuition agency.

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