Raising a teenager can be difficult. You say one thing, and he does another. Although we have all been at the teenager stage, it can be difficult to relate when you are the parent. Help improve your relationship with your teenager, while also maintaining the responsibilities of a parent.
Discuss issues with your teenager, do not lecture. Lecturing simply puts your child on the defensive.
Follow through on rules and consequences. Do not back track. The teenager needs to realize you mean business.
Lead by example. Give your teenager a positive role model. Make her desire to be more like you. Continue reading