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Boundaries With Teens — Ignoring Parents, Impulsive Behaviors, Internet, Money, Moodiness (8/10)

Adults have consequences, why shouldn’t teens?  Like it or not, the law of cause and effect will, sooner or later, override their “thought out” excuses.

If we don’t teach our kids the values of hard work and responsible actions, SOCIETY WILL. Job hopping, isolation, withdrawal — THAT is the HARD WAY to learn.

Dr. Townsend, you are right on!  Rescuing and enabling is not love.  I love my two sons WAY TOO MUCH to let society teach them life’s lessons. 

Allow your child to experience natural consequences (money, for example.  If teens overspend, let them work and pay back what they owe — better they learn this priceless lesson under our roofs than when on their own). 

“Set firm boundaries.  Find out what your teen needs, is invested in, lusts for, and take it away.”  Care enough to confront.

THANK YOU, Dr. Townsend!  🙂

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