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TOP TEN TIPS FOR RAISING TEENS
  1. Respect and listen to them.
  2. Reward increasing maturity with more freedom.
  3. Take away privileges if they can’t handle the freedom.
  4. Set clear and firm rules.
  5. Hold them accountable – set and follow through with consequences.
  6. Expect them to keep their word and you do the same.
  7. Don’t take difficult behaviors as a dare or challenge.
  8. Accept that peers are an important influence.
  9. Know that teens need you in their lives, but on their terms.
  10. Continue to share your values.

 

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READ EDUCATIONAL ARTICLES –
practical, well-researched information for parents:

Parenting Teens: Riding the Waves of the Teen Years

Part I The Experience of Parenting a Teen

Part II Understanding Your Adolescent

Part III Survival Strategies

Is Your Teen at Risk? – A questionnaire to help you decide

Helping Kids Ride the Waves of Sexuality and Romance

Communicating with Your Teens

Tips for Using Electronic Media

Teens and Privacy: Balance is Key

When Your Teen Breaks Your Trust

What Should You Tell Your Children about Your Own Past?

Combatting Stress in Teens

Is it a Good Idea for your Teen to Take a Job?

Turning Down Tween Attitude

Are you Enabling Your Teenager?

8 Ways to Discuss Suicide with Your Teen

 
newsletterREAD NEWS & VIEWS NEWSLETTER ARTICLES –
words of wisdom by parents for parents:

The Pre-Adolescent and the Parent – Can They Get Along?

Why Self-Care is Essential for Parents of Addicts

 
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watch our presentation and hear what other parents say:

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Riding the Waves of the Teen Years

 
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Riding the Waves of the Teen Years:

Part I – Parenting a Teen Part II – Understanding your Adolescent
Part III – Survival Strategies

 
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