Teaching Teens To Take Responsibility

Oct 12, 2021 | Red Deer

Ah, adolescence. It's that unclearly defined span of years that bridge childhood to adulthood. When your child is an adolescent it can be hard to find the right balance of responsibility and dependence. Here are some tips from experts that help teach our teens about responsibility without forcing them to grow up immediately:

1. If your teen is in high school, try not to micromanage them. "Instead of waking them up each morning, let them use an alarm clock," says Jamie Farnsworth Finn, writing for Today.com. 

2. Hold firm when dealing with consequences of bad behavior. If your teen is breaking house rules and isn't receiving any consequence, then your teen is learning that there isn't any reason to obey house rules. Conversely, a teen who has learned that breaking curfew results in having their phone taken away has also learned the beginning of responsibility. 

3. Set clear expectations with your teen about school attendance, homework, and grades. Earning a perfect 4.0 might not be a high priority for your family, or even a healthy one, but maybe consistently studying is. Help your teen set themselves up for success by making rules about what is and isn't acceptable at school. 

If your teen needs help to succeed in Math, consider enrolling that student at Mathnasium of Red Deer. We are located at 30B, 5250 - 22nd St., Red Deer, AB T4R 2T4 in the same shopping area with Chapters Indigo next to Booster Juice. Mathnasium of Red Deer has been helping teens like yours take responsibility for their own math learning for over a year.

Our Director, Riwan Prasatya, can be reached at 403 - 872 MATH (6284). We've been building math skills in students from all over Red Deer and from schools like Don Campbell, GW Smith, Mattie McCullough, St Elizabeth Seton, St. Martin de Porres, Annie L. Gaetz, Josep Welsh, Gateway, Ecole Mountview, Maryview, Fairview, Ecole Oriole Park, Father Henri Voisin, Barrie Wilson, GH Dawe, Aspen Heights, Normandeau, St Teresa of Avila, Vista Grande, Glendale St Francis of Asisi, Notre Dame, Hunting Hills, Westpark, St Thomas Acquinas, Central, GH Dawe, Normandeau, Gateway, Lindsay Thurber, St Joseph, Eastview, Destiny, Koinonia.

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