There is no perfect plan for transforming a teenager into a respectful and honourable adult. Parenting is hard work. In the early years, it’s hands on and more physically interactive. As the transition into and through the teen years develop, parenting becomes more mentally challenging as we try to maintain a meaningful connection with a child who is changing (see “What Happened to my Kid?” for more on these changes) and testing everything we say and do.
This list is not intended to make parenting easy. Some of the ideas are intended to help you think from a different perspective which can make a positive difference in your experience and family relationships. Others are more practical, hands on. Try one or two ideas for a while, and add more as you integrate them into the daily lives and routines of your family.Read More