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How can I stop my teens misbehavior?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: ....more
Many families benefit from counseling as well to cover communication patterns that need improving.
Sometimes teens misbehave to be independent or to rebel or to fit in or because they are insecure. Talking things through and understanding one another better can really help.

In brief: ....more
Many families benefit from counseling as well to cover communication patterns that need improving.
Sometimes teens misbehave to be independent or to rebel or to fit in or because they are insecure. Talking things through and understanding one another better can really help.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Humor
Teens have a mind of their own.
They need boundaries, consistency, and follow through. This is a great question and not easy to answer in this space....What is the misbehavior? What are family dynamics? Are you too permissive or too strict? Etc....Teens do listen to parents and teens do need to know that there are consequences for their actions and that there is follow through. ...More.

In brief: Humor
Teens have a mind of their own.
They need boundaries, consistency, and follow through. This is a great question and not easy to answer in this space....What is the misbehavior? What are family dynamics? Are you too permissive or too strict? Etc....Teens do listen to parents and teens do need to know that there are consequences for their actions and that there is follow through. ...More.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Understanding
This is a loaded question! your best chance is to try and understand what they are getting out of their misbehavior? Draw out their reasons without being judgmental.
Make it a tradition to participate in activities together, and share your thoughts about important subjects. There is a book called: how to listen so teens can talk". On the other hand, it could be peer pressure.

In brief: Understanding
This is a loaded question! your best chance is to try and understand what they are getting out of their misbehavior? Draw out their reasons without being judgmental.
Make it a tradition to participate in activities together, and share your thoughts about important subjects. There is a book called: how to listen so teens can talk". On the other hand, it could be peer pressure.
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Teens strive for
independence while still needing & wanting nurturing, even if they don't say so.
Sit down as a family & write a contract on what behaviors you expect, the rewards for compliance & the consequences for non-compliance.. Then stick to them without arguing, yelling, shaming or blaming. He'll complete chores better if you vary the day he gets his allowance.Show interest in his opinions & feelings.

In brief: Teens strive for
independence while still needing & wanting nurturing, even if they don't say so.
Sit down as a family & write a contract on what behaviors you expect, the rewards for compliance & the consequences for non-compliance.. Then stick to them without arguing, yelling, shaming or blaming. He'll complete chores better if you vary the day he gets his allowance.Show interest in his opinions & feelings.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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