Teaching Teens Responsibilty

Teen Issues with Responsibility: What Should a Parent Teach? Teaching Teens Responsibilty

There are some adults who can’t handle responsibility. Perhaps no one ever bothered to teach them how. If you’re a parent who wants to help your teen avoid becoming a careless adult, it’s wise to start working on responsibility today.

These days, kids expect the latest toys, phones, computers and more, and many of them are not required to do chores, get good grades or maintain excellent behavior in order to receive these luxuries. Many parents don’t even discipline their kids. Along with creating a culture of entitlement, these teen issues are also leading to a generation of young adults who are entering the workforce with little to no understanding of responsibility.

As a parent, you can help counter this issue by giving your teens chores and setting expectations for behavior, school participation and academic success.

1. Expectations

Expectations need to be in balance. For example, if your teen struggles in math, it might be unreasonable to expect her to receive a perfect score on every test. Expecting a reasonably good score might be a better option. You’ll also want to avoid making the mistake of setting your expectations too low. If you don’t care about your child’s grades, why should they?

2. Requirements

If nothing more, parents should require that teens clean their own rooms and bathrooms. If you take care of all the cleaning now, how will your daughter ever learn to maintain her living space on her own? What will she do when she moves out and finds herself trying to manage a life without any skills?

3. Feedback

When you see your teen doing something responsible, be sure to let her know that you’re pleased. It’s easy to focus on teen issues and problems, but teens need feedback to let them know when they are making the right choices.

If you need help setting expectations and figuring out how to deal with teen issues with responsibility, please contact me today. I offer mentoring programs and mother daughter retreats that can help teens and parents come together to build self-esteem and life skills for the future.

For more information about raising responsible teens, please contact me today. I offer mentoring services that can promote teen self esteem and awareness.

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