Parents will often tell me that they just want what’s best for their teenager. And I believe them. But, unfortunately, so many parents go about it the wrong way. They try to control their teens instead of guide them. And there is a very big difference!
Guiding them teaches your teenager the power they have in making a choice. It teaches them that they are responsible for any consequence that may come with their choice. Trying to control them through manipulation only pushes the growing young adults far from the wise choices we are so desperate for them to embrace.
Take a moment and ask yourself this question. “Do I control or guide my teenager?” And be very honest in your answer!
The great thing about this is that it is not too late to begin again!
Check out this month’s Online Parenting Class that focuses on how we guide our teenager without controlling them. I hope this is a help to you!
Online Parenting Class