It’s time for a #ParentingTipTuesday! 💡
𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴, 𝘪𝘵 𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘥𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘴. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘭𝘪𝘱 𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘪𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘱 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯.
We can see the side-eyes and hear the sighs now lol. Hear us out, we know they are not adults quite yet, but adolescence is the transition from childhood to adulthood.
In treating them like responsible adults, you give them the opportunity to make lots of decisions and live with the consequences of those decisions. As parents we want to control as much as we can, but in trying to do so, we can sometimes do more damage than good.
The more control you relinquish now, the more independence they gain now. That’s the self-control that they will use to make good decisions in establishing themselves as adults. 👏
The happiest teens are responsible teens, who operate under real-world rules that inspire self-control rather than under the parental rules and control that may encourage rebellion.
Do you agree?! Let’s continue the conversation in the comments!👇
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