Friday, June 24, 2011
Parenting Today's Teens with Mark Gregston
PICK YOUR BATTLES.
There are a lot of ways that teens can upset their parents, so parents would be wise to pick their battles wisely.
Is the battle you fight every day with your teenager worth it? Does it affect their future or hurt their moral values? If not, give it up. In the teen years it’s more important to focus on character issues than things like fashion or keeping their room clean.
Being consistent in regard to character issues is a bit easier for your teenager to take when you can be a little more bending when it comes to less important issues.
Sometimes letting go of some of the lesser battles is just what it takes to win the war.