The three limits and boundaries every teen needs.
Times change, as do morals. In the 18 hundreds the moral code dictated that children only spoke when spoken to, and it was scandalous for a woman to wear pants. While the moral code may change with the times there are absolute limits that are timeless. As Dr. Ron Clavier, author of “Teen Brain, Teen Mind” explains these limits protect our kids on every level – from the emotional to the physical. “If the health of their child is at risk, they cannot be very comfortable. A parent can never say “I don’t mind if you don’t smoke, as long as you don’t smoke in the house. No – I do mind if you smoke. I mind every single time, and I’m never going to find that okay because that will affect your health.” Similarly, your safety. I’m never going to be able to let you find out the hard way that what you’re doing is dangerous. And finally the most important boundary of life itself is ethics. Its never okay to treat a person the way you wouldn’t want to be treated. And ethics never change.”
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