Parenting A Teen Through Positive Reinforcement - Back On Track
Most parents can agree: the teenage years can be rough! Hormones are raging, they are trying to gain more independence, and they spend a lot of time away from their parents and their home while hanging with friends. One minute they love and adore you, the next minute you ruined their life. Can many of you relate? When tempers flare and disagreements are happening, it’s hard to not resort to yelling and harsh discipline, but studies are showing us that positive reinforcement may be the key to success, not just in the home but also in their school life. We’ve all heard the saying, “The one who is hardest to love needs love the most.” As a student at My Virtual Academy, your teen will have weekly interaction with their teachers and mentors. In regards to school, if you notice your student is struggling, take a different approach and instead of getting mad or grounding your teen, commend them on something that you noticed they did well. Does your teen have a special hobby or interest?
Related: Reinforcement and Punishment on Teenagers: A Guide for Parents
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• Reinforcement vs. Punishment for Teenagers
• The Power of Reinforcement and Punishment in Shaping Teenagers' Future
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• Parenting Guide: Applying Operant Conditioning to Influence Teenager’s Behaviour