President Theodore Roosevelt said, “I can be President of the United States, or I can control my daughter, Alice. I cannot do both.”
Parents of strong-willed kids understand that raising them requires a lot of time, attention, and effort. It’s not easy to harness their energy and put it to good use. These kids will always put boundaries to the test … and challenge the system.
So, if you have a strong-willed teen at home, remember these few keys…
- Get on the same page discipline-wise with your spouse.
- Communicate your boundaries clearly …
- And make sure consequences are explained well in advance!
It may take extra time and energy … but there are ways to make the most of your interactions with a strong-willed teen. Soon, he’ll become a strong, principled young adult!