A few strategies on teen limit setting.
When it comes to setting limits with our teens, much of our role as parents is to help our teenaged children learn to make intelligent, thoughtful choices themselves. One way we can help guide them is by being good listeners explains Dr. Marshall Korenblum, psychiatrist-in-chief with the Hincks Dellcrest Centre. “Try to listen to what they want and give them air-time to say what they want and why. Then in a very low-key matter-of-fact way review the pros and cons of their proposal and what the consequences might be if they mishandled the freedom that they’re asking for. So engage them in a low-key discussion with the point being that you’re trying to engage them in problem solving. So you’re trying to enhance their own skills at judging what could happen if this were to happen. So engage them in a risk analysis, a pro and con discussion.”
The Parent Report’s guest expert is Dr. Marshall Korenblum, psychiatrist-in-chief with the Hincks Dellcrest Centre. Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.