Many Parents set up rules, and other boundaries in which their
teens must follow. These rules are usually placed over their teens to
control, protect, and teach their teen. Even though most parents mean
well, and some rules are necessary it's easy to overwhelm teens with
First of all teens are not going to follow all of the rules, and
secondly there are some things that certain teens will not do with, or
without a specific rule on that subject. For example, there are many teens
who would never use drugs, but by placing a rule on this, the teen might
not feel trust worthy, and might be more likely to try drugs. This is not
always the case though, some teens need every rule stated, or they might
test your patients. Parents should remember that they know heir teenager
best, and they need to set rules according to their own teen.
Drugs and other illegal things are often a problem with certain
teens, but some teens will never try drugs. Teenagers will turn to drugs
for answers to problems. To avoid having problems with your teen, spend
time with them and talk to them. In dealing with a teen who has taken
illegal drugs, you as a parent need to try to understand why you teen has
committed the crime. Only when you understand the child, then you can
give the appropriate punishment. Another important factor in discipline is
to make sure that the teen understands why what they have done is wrong,
and show them scripture to explain it. If a child does not know why what
they have done is bad, they will likely do it again.
A parent needs to make sure that their rules do not contradict each
other. It is easy to restrict one bad influence, and not another. Many
parents feel that they need to whom their teen hangs out with because of
their friends' language, and general behavior. ...
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