Your Great Experiment with Your Teenager
With your teenager, back off, and be positive.
Here is a game plan for parents dealing with teenagers. It is a four-week experiment that you should try with your teen. You are the one who needs to make changes first in order to get along better with him and to help him successfully accomplish breaking away from you (which is his developmental task).
1. Goals of your experiment:
- End parent-child fights
- Improve communication.
- Obtain cooperation.
- Foster responsibility.
- Enjoy parenting.