Teens and Respect.

Here are a few tools you might use to promote mutual respect and ensure your teenager knows they are respected.

  • Ask for your child’s opinion when making family decisions and take what they have to say seriously.
  • Make eye contact and listen to your child when they speak and voice their thoughts – this shows that you value what they have to say.
  • Support your child to try out their ideas, even when you think their idea won’t work – this creates a sense of teamwork in your family. All ideas are respected!

Activities:

Footy season – get ready!

Plan trips to the footy or other sporting events with your children.

Tips:

The value of everyday moments

Your kids will not always want to spend time with you when you have planned. Be open to conversations at any time.