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When kids are young, parents are in charge.Â Discipline is somewhat second nature.Â But come to the teen yearsâ€¦ and itâ€™s a whole new ball game.
For little kids, all it takes is a â€œtime out,â€ or a stern look â€¦ or an occasional swat.Â But for teens, discipline gets a lot more complicated.Â Our position of authority, as king and queen of the household, doesnâ€™t seem to work anymore.
But donâ€™t lose heart. Â Pay attention to the character qualities you want to nurture in your child.Â Then take action to see those virtues grow.Â Donâ€™t ignore behavioral problems and hope things will automatically get better.Â They wonâ€™t.
Though itâ€™s hard right now, continue pouring into your teenâ€™s life.Â The discipline you follow through on today will serve them well!
Â©2013 Mark Gregston www.parentingtodaysteens.org. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 1-866-700-3264
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