Tiffany Raiford has several years of experience writing freelance. Her writing focuses primarily on articles relating to parenting, pregnancy and travel. Raiford is a graduate of Saint Petersburg College in Florida.
As your child turns into a teenager, your parenting role is likely to shift. You may find yourself becoming more of a guide, rather than an enforcer. Teens like to test the limits of their independence.
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By Susannah Cahalan. If you know any teenagers this might not come as a surprise, but research has confirmed that risk-taking peaks during this exact moment in mid-adolescence. Knowing the neuroscience behind brain development should help us better understand, parent, teach and relate to those on the cusp of adulthood.
Discipline for teenagers becomes a daunting task for parents, once the kids know how to exercise their right to freedom. By doing so, teenagers make mistakes and sometimes end up in a deep mess. For parents, the only plausible solution in such a situation is to curb the freedom their kids have misused.
By Nicole Beasley. It is important for all parents to understand what works and what doesn't when it comes to helping your children. However, a clear understanding is often easier said than obtained.
The teen years are notoriously challenging for parents. Much like the toddler years, kids sometimes seem intent on doing exactly the opposite of what we ask. And for some of the same reasons: Their job now is to find their sea legs as a person, to shape an identity, to sort out what's important to them.
Jump to navigation. Temporarily take away something that teenagers value most, for example, their smartphone or laptop. So, instead of leaving a child in the woods, which is a very silly thing to do, you could just ban your teenager from using their phone for a certain period of time, depending on how bad their behaviour was. Corporal punishment.
When I work with parents of teenagers, our conversations inevitably turn toward discipline. Discipline with teenagers is complicated. They are at an age where it is important to give them more freedom and responsibility, but many parents feel like they have few tools at their disposal to hold teens accountable.