Tip of the Week

For Every Action…

It’s important to help teens understand the consequences of their actions, however trivial the decision. If your teen doesn’t get out of bed until noon, they may miss out on fun time with friends because the dishwasher hasn’t been emptied or work hasn’t been done on summer homework. Letting a teenager make that decision while holding firm on your expectations reinforces the message that there are consequences for every action. It is easy to give in but you’re denying them an important opportunity to mature. Later, follow up with a conversation about how things worked out.

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