Here are some parenting ideas for bringing out the best in your teenagers.
Listen: You should listen more than you speak so you can discover what motivates your teen.
Lead by example: you can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Don’t give them the answer, show them the answer: Parents shouldn’t give away the privilege of earning something. Yes, you can give your child too much.
Communicate the rules up front: Tell teens what you expect and then stick to what you say.
State things in the positive: Instead of saying, “Why is your room such a mess?” try “I know your room can look better than that.” It’s neither an insult nor a direct order.