For teenagers, discipline is about agreeing on and setting appropriate limits and helping them behave within those limits. When your child was younger, you probably used a range of discipline strategies to teach him the basics of good behaviour. Now your child is growing into a teenager, you can use limits and boundaries to help him learn independence , take responsibility for his behaviour and its outcomes, and solve problems. Your child needs these skills to become a young adult with her own standards for appropriate behaviour and respect for others. An important part of this is learning to stick to some clear rules, agreed on in advance, and with agreed consequences.
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Explain the limits and rules in your home ahead of time. Limits should be fair and consistent, and as much as possible have natural consequences. Natural consequences are the ones that happen with little or no involvement from you. If your teen needs to keep up her grades to stay on a sports team, for example, then bad grades will naturally end up in a consequence-getting cut from the team.