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The single greatest factor that led to the emergence of the independent teenager was the automobile.
Teens enjoyed a freedom from parental supervision unknown to previous generations. In earlier times, young boys and girls spent their first dates at home.
Dating was removed from the watchful eyes of anxious parents.
“When you were 4, your parents made almost all your decisions for you – what to wear, when to eat, who and what you could play with.
You’d be surprised how well even the most troubled teen can do with this when they’re not feeling threatened or coerced into agreeing with rules that they feel are being arbitrarily shoved down their throats. But someday they really will come back and thank you.
It just may not be until those frontal lobes of the brain come fully online around age 25.
Hormones are lighting up and turning our kids on in all sorts or angry, erotic, anxious, and exciting ways. They are developing their own identity outside of the family unit, constantly comparing themselves to one another, and seeking to “fit in” at almost any cost. It’s no wonder the parent-adolescent relationship is often fraught with conflict.
And that conflict often boils down to one essential challenge: how to balance the rights and responsibilities of both the parent and the child. Parents (and teachers) are often walking a tightrope between being too lenient and laissez-faire – letting the teen have too much freedom – and being overly strict or controlling – not giving the teen a chance to test the waters and develop their own abilities. Here’s a few guidelines for you to consider, and then to calmly discuss with your tween or teen. I strongly encourage you to have repeated dialogues about these issues with your kids. Share your values, concerns, expectations, and rationales.