Pushing against boundaries is a normal part of growing up. Giving your teenager limits helps them learn to take responsibility for their actions.
House rules benefit the whole family, because then everyone knows what’s expected of them. They work best when everyone gets involved.
Good rules are those that benefit everyone, or that help your child stay safe and learn useful skills. For example:
The rules should apply to everyone, but you can tailor the consequences by age if you need to. For instance, swap household chores for no screen time for younger children. Consequences can include things like:
Letting your children pick the consequences makes sticking to the rules more meaningful.
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