Setting Limits with Teens and Preteens
It`s frustrating -- and even scary -- when we make an agreement with our child and they don`t keep it.

It`s even more frustrating and scary when we realize the limits of our power as parents. At some point, all children become too big to force them to do things physically. Intimidation stops working. 

But when our frustration gets the better of us and we resort to nagging, yelling, and giving them the cold shoulder by "not engaging," we just drive them further away.

As that barrier grows between us, future cooperation becomes less likely. The young person begins to feel "My parents never understand." Managing the parent by lying becomes more likely.


Kathleen Notes: Parents, your power is in your relationship with your children.

- - Volume: 8 - WEEK: 26 Date: 6/26/2020 5:35:15 AM -