To raise well-rounded teens, we need love and discipline. One of our readers, whose teenage son has been misbehaving, messaged us for advice. After punishing his disrespectful son creatively, the father of two wondered if it was too harsh.
The father’s clever punishment taught this teen a valuable lesson. Other tips for parents in similar situations: Adolescents act out, but parents shouldn’t put up with disrespect. First, they should understand their teens’ perspective. Communicate regularly about their issues and changes.
Teens need their parents, perhaps more than ever. Bonding with teens is crucial.Kids can help with housework by doing age-appropriate chores. It teaches responsibility and basic life skills. Teens should do dishes, laundry, and vacuuming.
Rebellious teens still need rules. Setting a curfew and explaining the consequences can give them much-needed stability. We previously wrote about a mother whose son was ashamed of her. See the important life lesson the parent taught her child.