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Positive Parenting FAQs

Q. How do I have a better relationship with my teenager?

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 12:35 AM

A. For teens, give them appropriate and earned freedoms based on their maturity levels. Boundaries need to stay in check around study habits, sports practice, helping the family with household tasks, maintaining good family dialog and listening skills, anger management skills, and being a good role model for younger siblings, among many other areas.


Mutual love and respect goes a long way, and being consistent with family rules, choices and consequences are the best paths to a successful relationship.


What you saw with their personalities when they were 2 and 3 years old will tell you a lot about how they will be as teens and what choices and consequences will work and what won't for their personalities.

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Categories: Teenagers