1.First and most important, your children need to be aware that while you both have issues with hormones, yours are older and stronger. Hence, you win. ?
2.Be consistent. When you say “no,” mean it! Don’t change your mind two days later because you feel guilty or because it’s more convenient to let your child off the hook.
3.Constantly reinforce right from wrong and explain your reasoning behind it.
4.Focus on what’s important. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
5.Allow for family time. If you can have dinners every night as a family, great. If not, do it as often as possible.
6.Demonstrate the importance of family by being there for your parents, grandparents and other family members. Have your teens spend time with their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. If you don’t teach them when they’re young, they won’t like doing it as adults.
7.Don’t allow yourself to feel guilty.
8.Never try to make your children feel guilty.