Just how Do I Deal with Teen Rebellion
The words “teenage” and “rebellion” might seem like they go hand in hand, but it hasn’t always been that way. In the past, getting older meant a child was becoming an adult. Look at their behavior that you call “rebellion” and ask yourself some questions. Is this behavior really my child simply becoming an adult? Because sometimes what we label as rebellion may simply be the child making a decision for themselves.
One thing that may help (MAY help, mind you! )#) is to think about the choices that other adults make. If your child makes a decision that you don’t agree with, but it’s a decision that other adults make all the time, maybe it isn’t rebellion at all! Maybe it is simply your child becoming an adult! For example, their choice in clothing, or how they style their hair. Their choices may not be your choices. But are those choices OK? If another adult made that choice, would you be really be upset or confused? Because if not, perhaps it’s an OK choice for your child to make.
Some parents allow their children numerous choices in their homeschool. Instead of telling them when each thing must be done, they just tell them WHAT things must be done. “Finish these ten things before 5: 00″ for example - leaving them to decide when they want to do each item. Some children would prefer to get up at 5: 00 and be done by noon! Is that wrong? Or just a choice they make? What if it’s on the other side? What if they get up at noon, and don’t finish their schoolwork until 5: 00? IS that wrong, or just a choice?
Frankly, in my home, I truly did make them finish their work by 4: 00. I know that it MAY have been a fine choice for them to make, but it didn’t work well with our family. I needed my husband to “play the heavy” in some areas, so they had to be done before he got home, in order for him to work his magic and make sure it was all done each day. We had sports in the afternoons, and I really don’t do well after dinner. Having them turn in assignments during my own times of fatigue would have been horrendous! So make sure that you decide what works for you family, more than anything!
Todd Fernando - About Author:
Homeschoolthruhighschool.com offers detailed and in-depth information on topics like middle school education. Apart from the common homeschooling details, depending on our experience we also share particular info and particulars linked to homeschool high school
Published by Leo Steven on March 2nd 2012 | Education
Published by Jeff Thomson on January 24th 2012 | Education
Published by Johnsmith on December 27th 2011 | Education
Published by Sherry Root on December 24th 2011 | Education
Published by Sanchita Kumari on March 30th 2012 | Education
Published by Pooja Sharma on December 9th 2011 | Education
Published by Donna Summer on January 27th 2012 | Education
Published by Osa on December 1st 2011 | K-12 Education
Published by Morkalshane on July 9th 2012 | Education
Published by Louis Philips on January 13th 2012 | Education
Published by Todd Fernando on February 21st 2012 | Education
Published by Rahul on July 2nd 2012 | Education
Published by Phineasrodney on January 13th 2012 | Education
Published by Juliette Winser on December 27th 2011 | K-12 Education
Published by Osa on January 19th 2012 | Education
Published by Strausandrew on July 30th 2012 | Education
Published by Jon Dudley on August 17th 2012 | Education
Published by RAMKY on July 31st 2012 | Education
Published by Jasina on March 1st 2012 | Education
Published by Todd Fernando on February 29th 2012 | Education