Provide feedback, additional strategies parents can use to prevent or end troublesome behavior, or any other guidance that will extend your classmates thinking.
During adolescence, the brain develops rapidly, influencing how the child thinks, solves problems, and behaves (Wardle, F., & Fitzpatrick, T. 2016). It is a very tricky time for parents as well because a lot of changes happen during this time in their child’s life, they are no longer babies. Some strategies parents can try to prevent or end troublesome behavior and maintain a positive family environment are to encourage them to be independent but still having some control where you maintain limits, much like the authoritative parent. I think you need to let them make some mistakes on their own and learn from them, I do not think it is best too be strict but I also think it is important for them to feel like they have to respect you. I think it is important for parents to know and understand that there will be times when you do not agree with your children and you will argue, I think it is best for any parent during an argument to just give their teenager some space. Some battles are not worth fighting. I believe communication is a major strategy that parents need to start early on, talk to them about their feelings and needs but not too much. You do not want to be too into their privacy because then they will feel like you are too much in control and they will start doing things behind your back. Family structure, dynamics, and culture play a role in maintaining a positive environment because there is so many different dynamics today that I think it is best to teach your children respect and manners to prepare them for how they treat others outside of your home as well. Not every family is the same and not every parent disciplines their family the same but I think it is best to teach your child how you should treat others. Your structure or your culture and how your parents raised you can affect how you raise your own children because that is how you were brought up and how you were raised. For example my mother used the authoritative style and I plan on doing the same for my children. She was not too stern with us, she gave us room to breathe and allowed us to make mistakes and learn from them on our own but she still encouraged us to do great things and she still demanded respect.
Wardle, F., & Fitzpatrick, T. (2016). Children & families: Understanding behavior & dynamics [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/