The words you use are important when it comes time for the consequences discussion. You want to relate what you are willing to do and not do based on the current situation. Hand the problem to the teen and have them own it. Don’t worry about the problem. Let them own the problem and resolve […]
If your boundaries are not firm, they are suggestions. As adults, when we set boundaries, we are supposed to mean it. If not we should not have set the boundary. Adults set loving boundaries in loving ways. Another important Love And Logic concept is to delay the consequences. Wait until the heat of the moment […]
People tend to have either a single focus or a diffuse awareness when they do things and engage with their surroundings. Understanding which is dominant in your teen can help your relationship.
Parents have to give their teens choices to avoid a power struggle. It is important that parents are good with the choices offered because teens have a way of choosing the option least desirable if given the choice.
It is important to assess the way you feel in any given situation. Ask yourself how you feel when engaging with your teen. Actions do not always have to be the same, but self care does.