Being a Mother and an Educator has taught me a very valuable lesson. Well, I have learned many lessons, but I am just going to share one today. In order to develop a strong relationship with your teen you MUST be a parent of your word.
From the moment my girls were little I only told them our plans when I was 100% sure we were going to do it. If I said they were on punishment, the punishment was carried out. I always kept my word, one situation at a time. This allowed them to become teens that knew that when MOM said it, she meant it. It is important that parents keep their word as we must teach by example. This is what is going to create TRUST. Trust, a big word needed in order to foster a positive relationship between parent and teen.
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