Adolescence comes with dozens of changes. For some teens, those changes can be hard to handle. Parents can help their kids adjust by letting them learn how to make decisions, cope with their choices, and accept the consequences.
"Practice giving them some room to make tough decisions, and then discuss with them the outcome. Try to suspend your judgment, helping your youth 'connect the dots' between their choices and the consequences, good or bad. You will likely be pleasantly surprised at how competent your child has become at making responsible choices..."
There is a risk that children who feel out of control can overcompensate by becoming too assertive and controlling. Help them maintain a sense of control by letting them explore their own independence and identity. Read more at PostIndependent.com.
Posted By: Aspen Education Group