Why You Should Talk About Marriage And Relationships With Your Teen

Many parents tend to brush off the topic of marriage and relationships as something that can be discussed later with their teens. But, in actuality, teens are already entering into relationships and even committing to marriage with their partners. Parents need to realize that the sex talk isn’t enough; it’s time to have the relationship talk. And here are the reasons why:

 

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Handling Disrespectful Teenagers

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You might have noticed that recently, you and your teen might be having strangely confrontational conversations. For example, you might be curious about how your teen is doing in school, and you want to show your teen that you are interested in his or her life. So you might ask a simple question such as how they are doing in their school project that you know they are working on. But instead of giving you an update of their school project, your teen belligerently asks why you are checking up on them and accuses you of not trusting them. Naturally, you would feel worried and hurt.

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Teen Curfew: The Psychiatrist’s Perspective

Curfews are one matter that has been a source of disagreement between parents and their children. Most especially for teens.

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Adolescents nowadays are fast transitioning into nocturnal creatures. That is, as parents are ready to settle down for the day and get some much-needed rest from the day’s demands and activities, teenagers are getting ready for the actual social fun to begin. It has been an ongoing cause of worry for parents, as their adolescents seem to embrace hanging out, going to parties and events, dating–a majority of which take place in the night time.

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When Your Teen Becomes A Juvenile Delinquent

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If you turn on the television and watch the news, there is usually a news story about youth, such as risky behavior, vandalism, and violence. Many teenagers blatantly refuse to abide by the rules of their parents and society. Since time immemorial, there have been individuals who act criminally. However, with modern technology, you will see and hear about this criminal behavior more often. Nowadays, a teen who works violently usually becomes viral on social media.

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Does Your Teen Always Break Curfew? Then It’s Time For Online Counseling

It’s always a struggle for all parents to discipline their children. Now when you have teens instead of kids, the difficulty level just goes way up! Curfews help keep track of their day, so they’re home in time. But what do you do if they keep breaking it?

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When Your Child Seems To Have Bad Influence Friends

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It is normal for a parent to want their child to have one or more friends. Parents usually do not mind if the friends of their child are not the most popular kids in school. Parents want their children to have several good friends in school. A problem arises if the child becomes friends with kids that the parents do not approve of. Parents would prefer that their child become friends who can be a good influence on their child.

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How Family Therapy Can Address Underlying Causes Of Curfew Violation

One of the most common subjects of parent-child relationship strain is the curfew. Aside from the curfew laws imposed by different states, parents establish their own time and rules for curfews at home.

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While many teenagers rebel at what they would usually call ‘unfair limitation,’ lots of parents still overlook the causes of such violation and disregard it plainly as they would think that their child is just on the ‘rebellious stage.’

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What You Can Do If Your Child Has Bad Friends

 

A speaker on parenting, who is also a famous educator, has recently listed the most frequently asked questions that parents asked him throughout his career as an expert in his field. At the top of the list was what they should do if their child has bad friends. This concern was raised by parents at least twice as many times as the second most frequently asked question on his list.

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How To Better Follow Curfews

 

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Nowadays, parents try to use curfews as a form of instilling discipline onto their children. Luckily, for some households, these curfews can be effortlessly executed. But for others, it can be quite a challenge.

Why Are Curfews Important?

Curfews are the designated time at which children have to be home. They may face repercussions if ever they violate it.

Curfews have existed before as a safety measure for people living in a dangerous area and to avoid violence or unfortunate experiences. Through time, curfews became a parenting strategy to teach kids discipline and responsibility, especially at night.

Some parents find it challenging to make their children follow curfew because of peer pressure or poor time management. Although there are valid reasons that can hold back a child from going home on time, parents cannot help but worry, especially when their children are still out past curfew.

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Tips & Tricks To Make Your Children More Prompt

No worries! We heard your problems, and we’re here to help. For parents struggling to make their children comply with established curfews, here are a few tips on how you can make it more fun and exciting.

Set Regular Family Time

Including a “family time” in your daily routine, especially at the end of the day, can help teenagers follow curfews more. You can watch a good movie together, eat with each other, or have a chill story session. These fun activities will remind your teenager to be present and make them look forward to going home and being there on the set family time.

Practice Time Management

It may not have a direct effect, but being keen on time management can significantly affect how one follows curfews. By practicing time-allotted activities at home, your teenager will learn to manage time wisely to follow their schedule in school or at work. This skill is essential in the daily grind. Starting to get adjusted at a young age will help them make it a habit.

Have Incentives

To better encourage teenagers to follow curfews, why not try some incentives? Making teens follow curfews can be exhausting if they do not have any motivation for it. Having “rewards” for complying can be a great way to get them to it.

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Allow Them To Be Independent

One common parenting mistake today is making your children very dependent on you. You are denying them the opportunity to be more resourceful, responsible, and accountable. By allowing them to be independent in the little things, their accountability in following curfews may also improve.

Inspire Respect, Not Fear

One issue in making teenagers follow curfews is the threat of punishment upon its violation. It is time for that mindset to end because the best way to make your children comply is by instilling their respect for you. If they go beyond the curfew, it is essential to peacefully and properly process it and not go all-out on them. The way you deal with it will deepen either their respect or hatred for you.

There you have it! These tips and tricks can make imposing curfews a lot easier for you and your growing youngsters. If you are still having trouble with it, talking it through might be a suitable solution too.