Disciplining teenagers is a whole other beast than disciplining children. Teenagers are more than hormonal misfits, and it sometimes takes a delicate hand to figure what type of discipline works for each teenager.
Unlike children, teenagers can comprehend the difference between right and wrong on an intellectual level. In fact, during the teenage years, teens figure out that the only reason there are starving people in the world is because of money. To them, that is a superficial reason to keep someone from eating. There is a certain level of idealism that comes into play when you are dealing with teens.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
What is your teenager acting out?
Here are a few examples of acting out.
1. Emotional Problems
Emotional Acting Out:
2. Relational/Social Problems
Social Acting Out:
3. Functional Problems
Functional Acting Out:
Finding Solutions to Acting Out
1. Never Ask Why
2. One Issue at a Time
3. Offer Alternative Behaviors
4. Leave the Wishful Thinking in Your Dreams
5. Always Be a Role Model
How to Handle Teenagers with Bad Attitudes
What is Normal Teenager Behavior?
Examining a Teenager's Brain
Why do teenagers rebel?
They are trying to find their own identity.
They want and need your attention
How to Change Yourself as a Parent
How to Handle Your Teen's Outside Influences
How outside influences can help?
How to discipline your teenager for stealing?
Are you ready to be a Golden Disciplinarian?