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          Develop a Healthy Relationship with Your Teen/Parent

          March 25, 2016


          Do you have a teen who is ready to date? Dr. Phil offers the following advice to parents and teens.

          For Parents:

          Establish Rules For Your Teen
          Teenagers need rules to live by. They need a structured environment and they need to be accountable for their actions. Parents must enforce the rules they put in place so their children will know that there are consequences for their actions. Set rules for dating, driving and other teen behaviors that make you nervous as a parent. Teens need to earn the trust of their parents, and then they will earn the right to have privileges.

          Be Involved In Your Teen’s Life
          Develop relationships with your children. Talk with them about their lives. Support, encourage and show love to your children. You cannot watch your children at all times, so it is important to establish a trusting relationship so they will feel comfortable coming to you with their questions and problems. Get to know their friends and the people they want to date. Ask questions to find out who they are as people and what their morals and values are. Be aware of the television shows they watch and monitor the websites they visit.

          Instill Confidence In Your Teen
          If parents do not instill confidence in their teens, they will seek approval from other sources.

          Help Your Teen Find A Passion
          Parents can help their children find a passion and help them become involved in it.

          For Teens:

          Be Open And Honest With Your Parents
          This is the only way you will earn trust from them. Don't tell your parents what you think they want to hear; tell them the truth. If you think they will use your honesty as leverage against you, then explain that to your parents so the dynamic can change.

          Don't Live In The Moment
          It is important to think about and plan your future.

          Pursue A Passion In Your Life
          Find something that you really enjoy doing, and learn as much about it as you can. When you immerse yourself in a passion, you will not be so focused on the opposite sex and let them hold you back from achieving your goals.

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