Discipline for Teens: Strategies and Challenges
When your child becomes a teenager, your parenting role is likely to shift. You may find yourself becoming more of a guide, rather than an enforcer. That’s not to say your child won’t need you to intervene when there are safety issues or that your teen won’t need consequences. But, by now, it’s OK to let your child make some choices on their own, even when you think it’s a bad choice. Typical Teen Behavior Teens like to test the limits of their independence.1 So don’t be surprised when your teen argues with you when you say no, or when they go behind your back to do as they please. Adolescence can be a tumultuous time for teens as they change physically, emotionally, and socially. Meanwhile, as friends and romantic relationships grow increasingly important, your teen will want to spend more time with their peers. Your teen also will want more privacy. Although that can be unnerving at times, all of these changes are a normal part of growing up. Common Challenges Remove electronics.
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• Reinforcement and Punishment in Parenting: Teenagers
• Resource for Teen Parents: Influencing Teenager's Behaviour
• What are reinforcement and punishment to parents? And how parents can use these to influence the behaviour of their teenage children.
Related: Principles of reinforcement and punishment: How to influence your teenage children’s behaviour.
• A Guide for Parents: How can reinforcement and punishment influence my teenage child's behaviours?
• Reinforcement and Punishment: How can parents influence the behaviours of their teenage children?
• Discipling your child using Reinforcement & Punishment
• The Effects of Reinforcement and Punishment towards Teenagers