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!

Tips:

Don’t be overly proactive

Don't try to force proactive parenting on your children.

Tips:

Be an example for your child

Seeing how you handle different situations in your life, good and bad, influences your children.