How do you get teenagers to turn down their music?
22 Jan 07
Loss of privileges for a long period of time, until the rebellion effect wears off and they all come down to earth. Cut off something from their lives, something that's meaningful for them, or, even better, just ignore and keep on ignoring. If they don't want to do this for you, why should you do anything for them? No more breakfast, no more money, no more nothing!
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27 Feb 07
Try the "payback" method I used with my 19 year old....she used to turn up her music about this time of night - loud enough I could hear it over the TV in the front room. I would tell her to turn it down and she would - for a while. Slowly I would start hearing it get louder. Did NOT go tell her to turn it down a second time...oh no lol. What I would do (since I got up before she did) was to turn on my radio/CD player when I got up the next morning. Would slooooowly turn it up louder and louder til it was loud enough to bother HER emough that she would get up to complain about it. I would say (with the most innocent look on my face lol)..."What's wrong? I'm just listening to some music like you were last night." After about 5 rounds of this, she realized I wasn't gonna fight with her about turning down her music - that what comes around goes around roflmao. Might give this a shot - she is pretty stubborn but it worked for us.
26 Feb 07
I was going to suggest the same thing - turn off the circuit to their rooms, and I still think it is worth a try, but a kid like me could have gotten around that by just turning it back on, then sought revenge. Also it can lead to other problems. 1) I would have used it as an excuse to not have my homework done. 2) Alarm Clocks don't work - how was I supposed to wake up for school? 3) There may be things wired through their room that affects you, e.g. a router for your internet connection.
23 Jan 07
My son is partially deaf, but I still think he played his music too loud, and what made it worse, he had a surround system on it. My house used to vibrate with the noise, and thankfully we had no neighbours or they would have been complaining. Just to give him a taste of his own medicine, I blasted my old records from the 60's and to make it even worse, I sang along with them. I don't know if it ws me or the records but he soon learned his lesson.