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Teaching Teens To Take Responsibility

Oct 13, 2021

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 

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 Dana Point. We are located at 24841 Del Prado Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629, in the shopping center with Ralphs and Rite Aid near Stuft Pizza. Mathnasium of Dana Point has been helping teens like yours take responsibility for their own math learning for 10 years.

Our Director, Elliott Guiso, can be reached at 949-240-6284. We've been building math skills in students from all over and from schools like The Parish at St. Edward, RH Dana, Palisades, Dana Montessori, John Malcom, Monarch Bay Montessori, Del Obispo, St. Anne, St. Margaret's Episcopal, San Juan, Capistrano Valley Christian, Kinoshita, Mission Basilica, Laguna Beach, Moulton, Stoneybrooke Christian, Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts Dana Hills High , The Parish at St. Edward, St. Anne , St. Margaret's Episcopal , Capistrano Valley Christian s, Stoneybrooke Christian , Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts, Capistrano Valley High , San Juan Hills High , Laguna Beach High , JSerra Catholic High , Marco Forster Middle , Fairmont s San Juan Capistrano, Niguel Hills Middle.

We can't wait to help your student take responsibility of their math learning! Sign up today for a No-Risk Assessment.