Ten Mistakes Parents Make with Teens



Lecture Instead of Discuss

We all want our teens to grow into responsible grown-ups having the capability to make decisions. Provide your children with guidance in a more adult way, along with discussion, cooperation, and accepting of the opposing requirements of growing teenagers. Teenagers require the safety of the home as well as knowledge that the parents are there, however not overpowering control of a domineering disciplinarian.

Ignore the Obvious

Our teenagers are all of a sudden sleeping late, missing their college or university classes, missing restriction, not introducing their new friends, and we considered it as the "normal teenager behavior." Don’t wait till the condition is crucial before having a discussion along with your teenager.

Not Following Through on Rules and Consequences

If you set some rules and regulations, then it is important to make clear beforehand the moments for breaking that rule. If you do not apply the values that you set for a broken rule, then your teenager has just learned that getting away along with the breaking of rules is actually a piece of cake.

Setting Unreasonable Goals

Make sure that when you set goals, they are attainable. Set expectations that allow the child to succeed based on his or her abilities. If your child needs academic help, find out about tutoring and extra teacher help.

Pointing Out Only the Negative, Expecting Only the Positive

There is not anything that inspires a child more as compared to the positive response of a parent. This is not about the parents should jump up and down with joy only because that your child did not skip class this week. If you have set any worth for the bad behavior, then the grant is getting to do the things they normally enjoy. Think of it in this regard: When you emphasize at your job regularly your boss doesn't acclaim you for being there; he just pays you your wages as he or she would normally do.

Leaving the Educating up to "Someone Else"

Presuming that your child will learn regarding the dangers of drugs, alcohol, as well as other dangerous behaviors at school or somewhere else is a risky conjecture. The teenagers whose parents talk to them regarding high-risk behaviors as well as who set clear guidelines regarding the significances for engaging in these behaviors are less expected to smoke, drink, use drugs, or having sex.

Giving Up on Family Time

Too Much of a Hassle Family time is essential. Setting family time aside every day to eat together and talk is one of the best defenses against negative peer influences on your teens. Make time for your children on a daily basis to keep communication open. Parents who spend time with their children will be more aware of changes in their demeanor and behavior.

Assume Good Grades Mean No Other Problems

A clever teenage who does well in school might be able to maintain good grades although they are drinking or using drugs. Don't ever write off other signs of trouble only because the grades are not bad or they are not slipping at all.

Not Taking the Time to Know What Is Up with Adolescents

Today teenagers are dissimilar every generation. They have changed music as well as other other cultural influences. It is actually a very good idea to know the Internet as well as the other cultural influences that might affect your child and also affect their decision making capability. One of the best ways to preserve a close eye on these effects is to put computers in the common zones.

Giving Up Too Soon

Overlooking the "Three Times" Rule most of the teenagers who have already reckoned out the imaginative ways to get what they requires will not "buckle down" after one effort to change their performance, particularly if you have receded down on values continuously for a period of time. Be constant.

 


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