So instead of belittling them or behaving like them in getting into arguments, it says try to keep the conversation on discussion of what you actually want them to do, or not do as the case may be.You don't even need to tell them how them not doing what you want makes you feel.The first part of this article focuses on ways of disciplining teenagers, and the second part on getting on better with teenagers, understanding them better and guiding them to make wiser decisions.
--Dave Barry The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents. Plomp Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners.
" which doesn't even ask them to take it out, for example, the book recommends you just ask them to.
Or instead of complaining, "You're so selfish and inconsiderate" because they don't do any work around the house, give them specific rules about what you'd like them to do, and then be there to make sure they do those things till they're in the habit of doing them and confident about how to.
Then it talks about things that can be tried if they're misbehaving at school.
It then advises on things that can be tried if a teenager's being moody, and ways of getting on better with teenagers and persuading them to take their parents into their confidence about what they're doing.