5 ways you can let go of control
We all know teenagers do not respond well to lectures and ultimatums.
When it comes to your young person, compromise is key when it comes to house requests. Giving them choice around less important issues will be the best way to navigate their requests, as it will help them feel in control of the situation.
If parents step in every time to avoid their teenager making a mistake, they will never be able to learn the logical consequences of their actions.
When you punish teens for their mistakes, it doesn't give them the time to think about the consequences of their behaviour and decisions.
Teenagers feel a great need for privacy, and what previously might have been everyday questions, could now feel like an interrogation to them. Instead try using open conversation phrases that give your adolescent the chance to open up to you without feeling pressured such as, 'I'm sensing that you're feeling stressed. Is this the way you're really feeling? or 'I've noticed that you haven't been seeing much of Holly. Is there anything going on?'