I Have a Discipline Problem With a Teenage Daughter
If you are thinking “I have a discipline problem with a teenage daughter” then I think I might be able to help you out. I have a daughter who had a rough time through her teenage years and I helped her through it. I learnt some timeless parenting and relationship principles and applied them. So what are some of my top tips for those who are saying “I have a discipline problem with a teenage daughter?”.
Make the rules clear – A lot of parents will say something like “You know you have to do the yard work every Sunday” but they forget that people forget rules! Make them very clear and so that the teenage daughter in question does not forget. Sit down with her and pick some rules that you both feel are fair for both of you. This way you can stick them somewhere like the fridge door where you both see them several times daily and they will be stuck in your mind which is where you want them.
Be consistent in punishments – Most parents will punish their child sometimes which is a normal thing to do. You have to set the rules in your house right? Well do you follow through every single time. We often get tired and “let them off” every so often. You can’t do this! It teaches the teenage daughter that she can sometimes get away with it so she will keep being undisciplined. Be consistent in punishments and rewards. Reward when you say you will and if you ever mess up, apologize.
Be the best you can be – The best way to teach your teenager about discipline is to be a shining example of it yourself. When she sees you getting good results in your personal life with discipline she will start to see the benefits. Plus, you cannot be saying “You need to be more disciplined” when you are undisciplined yourself, can you?
I bet you’re searching the internet looking for the best methods to handle your out of control teen for free and I totally understand that. I was in your position and all the information seemed too much and information conflicted and it was pretty annoying at the time.