Set Rules in Your House with Parent Teen/Child Contracts Have you ever heard your kid say, “How come I’m grounded? Have you grounded your kid to hear them say “Two Weeks?!?! ” Wouldn’t it be nice to just have it all in writing?
But who wants to spend all that time trying to figure out what you should write, what is acceptable, what should the consequences be? Parent has Parent-Teen Contracts that we feel cover all the basics.
Teens often think that strangers are the biggest threat but actuality is that most violent acts are committed by someone that knows the victim.
Even though they may seem too old, don’t forget to praise them every time they do something that was agreed to on the list. If Michael does not babysit on Tuesday, – ‘your word is your bond’.
Remember you have a renegotiation date set, so you can discuss the situation then and alter the agreement.
One mother said it was a great time to talk to her teens about temptations and feelings that they may have for someone they are attracted to and what to do with those feelings.
She continued with “while normally I fumbled to find the right time to talk to my kids about dating and sex, these contracts initiated a perfect opportunity.” There are many things that a teen should consider when he or she starts dating, safety being the most important.