- Resolve to whisper when they yell. When your teen is out of control, you need to maintain your cool.
- Resolve to never embarrass your teen on purpose. You will likely embarrass them without any effort on your part.
- Resolve to accommodate changes in development. Sometimes we don’t see what is right in front of us. Your teen is maturing and evolving; acknowledge the progression.
- Resolve to listen more and speak less. Wait to be asked before offering your opinion.
- Resolve to encourage balance. Your teen’s SAT score or the college your teen attends will never mean as much as a well balanced, happy life.
- Resolve to provide opportunities for your teen to demonstrate how responsible they can be. Trust your teen to live up to the job.
- Resolve to get your own friends. Even if you’re the “cool” mom or dad, your teen does not want to share his or her friends.
- Resolve to take your teen to interesting places. Time spent together is a shared gift during the teen years.
- Resolve to acknowledge that everyone deserves a second chance. Give your teen the opportunity to show that he or she has learned from a mistake.
- Resolve to role model how to face your fears. Try something you think you’re not good at. Tell your teen about it.
- Resolve not to rescue your teen from difficult situations. This is the time teens to learn how to advocate for themselves.
- Resolve to balance involvement and control. Stay involved but not in charge.
- Resolve to let them go. You have given them strong roots; you need to prepare yourself to give them their wings.
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