Learning their Own Lessons
Often a parent wants to shield the child from all of lifeīs hurts. However, if your child is going to turn into a functional adult, he/she will have to know how to deal with the real world. The teenage years are when this needs to happen. Help your teenager learn coping skills with things that happen. Donīt try to fix everything, and donīt try to īstop any and all mistakesī. Every person learns best from first-hand experience. If the consequences arenīt serious this time, and the lesson is learned, it might prevent something far more serious from happening later on.
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