over protective parents and effects on teens,how parents should explain....

Philippines
January 28, 2007 11:07am CST
their attitudes and actions.......a good and simple dialogue with kids?or a mere reminder to them?whats the best approach to explain these actions to them?kids specially teens cant seem to understand these parental acts,hence they tend to rebel or get annoyed,my mom approach is to initiate a dialogue with us regarding her reasons...that way there is closure on our part to tell our feeling towards her action...how does it work in your family?
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@Lydia1901 (16353)
• United States
8 Feb 07
Well, the way it worked in my family was they told us what not to do and never why not to do it. That just drove us crazy and ended up doing it anyways just because. So, I think the way it could work is to explain to kids why they can't do what they were told. If I was told that, I would've listened.
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• United States
9 Feb 07
My sons and I had an open line of communication. When they were young I taught them right from wrong then when the reached their teen that had a good groundwork on which to build. If there was something they wanted to do that I didn't agree with we talked it out. Pros and cons, right and wrong..compromise when possible but in the end I was the parent and some of the times they just had to realize I had their best interest at heart. I think if you asked them today they would tell you over all I was a good mom.
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• Philippines
9 Feb 07
i agree with you friend...my mom and i along with my bros and sis would talk bout these things too.and now that some of my bros and sis have their own family...these communing attitude are also used by them to their children at a very young age...and im looking forward to use this also to my future children,thats why in my previous topic discussion i refer to my mom as super mom!peace friend for such a wonderful reply opinion....james