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Behavior and Discipline

Learn about discipline strategies to prevent and respond to your teen's behavior problems.
  1. Chores and Teens (22)
  2. Curfews and Teenagers (3)
  3. Discipline (43)
  4. Parenting Contracts
  5. Teaching Teens Good Manners (2)
  6. Teen Driving (22)
  7. Teen Lying: Help and Advice (11)
  8. Teens At Risk Behaviors (20)
  9. Troubled Teens
  10. Trust Between Parents and Teens (5)

Why Teens Engage in Risky Behavior And What Parents Can Do About It
Teens are more likely to engage in risky behavior because their brains are wired differently.

Ten Rights and Responsibilities of Parents of Teens
It is easier for parents to be able to discipline their teens when they are reminded of their rights and responsibilities. Here is a list of ten.

Tips on Raising Responsible Teens
Parents can raise a responsible teens by incorporating these tips into their daily lives.

Behavior Problems in Teens
Common behavior problems parents of teens have to deal with on a regular basis. Learn how to discipline your teen to minimize behaviors like lying, cheating, skipping school, swearing, talking back and more.

How to Teach Your Teen Assertiveness Skills
Teach your teen how to speak up in a respectful manner.

Quiz: Are You a Pushover Parent?
Are your children are holding the reins in your parent-child relationship or are you standing on firm ground with your discipline techniques? Find out here.

Help Your Teen Overcome Procrastination
Procrastination is a regular problem many teens face, sometimes daily. Often parents try to fix this behavior through reward or punishment. As procrastination has underlying reasons, these fixes don't work as well as parents would hope, leaving us and our teens frustrated. Here are some tips to help your teen overcome procrastination.

Curfews: How to Give Your Teen a Curfew
Curfews help provide routines and by setting them parents are helping their teens become confident young adults.

Talking Points for Teens: 10 Reasons Why Cheating is Wrong
Teens do not always understand why cheating is wrong. Here are ten reasons why cheating is wrong which you can use while talking with your teen.

Discipline Children and Teens Without the Guilt
Parents can shed the guilt and start to change. Your child or teenager will respond and change for the better as well. Use these five tips to start disciplining without the guilt today.

Manners Your Teen Should Use Regularly and How to Teach Them
A listing of good manners your teen should use and how parents can teach their teenagers to use them.

Teen Cell Phone Use While Driving
Set the rules on how to keep your teen from texting while driving with these parenting tips - includes statistics on teen distracted driving accidents.

What does negative criticism do to a teen?
Part of a discipline and communication FAQ for parents of teens: What does negative criticism do to a teen?

At what age can my teenager vote?
The voting age in the United States is the age in which your teenager can begin participating in government elections.

5 Steps to Good Decision Making Skills for Teens
Article on parenting skills for parents of teens - 5 Steps to Good Decision-Making Skills for Teens

Teach Your Teen to Get Up in the Morning and Use an Alarm Clock Correctly
Article for parents of teenagers Teach Your Teen to Get up in the morning Use an Alarm Clock Correctly

Summer Tips for Parents of Teens
What family routines, rules and responsibilities change in your home over the long summer break for you and your teen? Parents share their thoughts and advice.

Help Your Teen Regain Trust
Article for parents and teens: How to Help Your Teen Regain Trust

Delegate a Responsibility to Your Teen
When your teen needs to learn how to complete a task.

Active Listening
An important communication skill to learn when you have to discipline a teenager.

Door Openers verses Door Slammers
A communication skill with examples. Often times we use door slammers when we discipline.

Learn to Fall Back and Regroup In 5 Easy Steps
A discipline technique used when you make a mistake. This happens often in a normal family, so get this technique down.

What should we do now?
FAQ for parents of teens Our teen had a party while we were away and there was underage drinking. What should we do?

Logical & Natural Consequences
Whats the difference? Is one better than the other?

Setting Limits & Rules
Top 5 tips on setting the rules and establishing limits.

Sibling Rivalry
Sibling Rivalry - how to deal with teenager siblings who are fighting.

Teach Positive Values - 5 Ways People With Strong Moral Fiber Act
Read this article to see what values are and how they contribute to building a strong moral fiber – a chief component to success in life.

What is the age of maturity? When does my teen reach the legal age of maturity?
Age of maturity is a legal term for the age of when a child reaches adulthood and has all of the rights and privileges of an adult. In the United States, the age of maturity is determined by the state or territory in which the family resides.

Youth Risk Behaviors
A listing of risk behaviors and the differences between the sexes and which behaviors they do.

What Is Discipline?
What do you think of when you think of discipline? Is it about punishing a child to make her behave? Or is it about teaching proper behavior? Read all about it here.

Behavior and Daily Routines: Your 16-Year-Old Teen
While teens, like all children, develop at different rates, there are certain behaviors that are standard at certain ages. Here is what goals to strive for and what parents can expect from their 16-year-old teens.

Parents Overestimate Children's Bike, Car Safety Habits
Parents think their children use bicycle helmets and seatbelts more often than children say they use them, according to a new study by a University of Michigan Health System pediatric surgeon.

Easy Chores for Kids and Teens
Easy chores for kids and teens involved simple tasks that can be done in a few minutes at most. They become good habits for our children to have and should definitely be listed on your family's chore chart.

Teen Sexting: How to Prevent Your Teen from Engaging in Sexting
Sexting means teens use their cell phones to have sexual intimacy with their partners. But unlike phone sex, cell phones come with cameras where minor children - teens - can take lewd pictures of themselves and send them them through the phone. Here is how parents can prevent sexting from happening.

Teach Your Teen the Responsibilities of Citizenship

8 Ways to Discipline Teens
Find out which discipline strategies are most effective for teens.

How to Respond When Your Teen Talks Back
Learn how to respond when your teen tries to argue with you.


Learn how to making grounding your teen an effective consequence.

Allowing Teens to Face Natural Consequences
Learn how to help your teen learn from natural consequences.

Discipline Your Teen with Selective Ignoring
Find out which behaviors respond best to ignoring and which behaviors you should never ignore.

Choose Your Battles with Your Teen Wisely
Find out how to decide which behaviors to address and which of your teen's behaviors to let go by choosing your battles wisely.

How to Use Rewards to Encourage Your Teen's Good Behavior
Find out how to use positive reinforcement to encourage good behavior from your teen.

Logical Consequences for Teen Misbehavior
Learn how to use logical consequences to discipline your teen.

How to Use Discipline to Teach Your Teen Life Lessons
Learn how to use discipline to teach your teen important life lessons.

Discipline Your Teen by Assigning Extra Responsibilities
Learn how to discipline your teen by assigning extra chores or responsibilities.

How to Know When Your Teen is Ready for More Freedom
Learn how to tell when you're teen is ready for increased independence and more responsibilities.

Teach Teens Responsiblity by Setting Expectations
Teaching teens responsibility means using expectations.

How to Give Choices
Learn how to give your children and teens choices.

Take the Time to Recognize and Change a Bad Habit
Recognizing your own bad 'parenting' habits will help you change them.

Establishing Rules for Your Teen
Learn which types of rules teens need now so they can become responsible adults.

8 Ways to Teach Teens Anger Management Skills
Find out how to teach your teen how to manage angry feelings in socially appropriate ways.

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