Monitoring teens is a balancing act. Take this quiz to determine if you’re doing it successfully.
Knowing exactly where your teen is and what they’re doing at all times.
Asking your teen tons of questions to figure out what they’re up to.
Allowing your teen to stretch within established boundaries.
Go it alone. Each family sets its own rules and it makes no difference what other parents do.
Partner with other parents. Teens are more likely to accept rules that their friends must also follow.
Don’t get involved. Teens are old enough and don’t need supervision.
Establish rules around safety and morality. Otherwise, give them room to stretch.
Make sure they text or call you every hour on the hour, just to touch base.
Punish, punish, punish. If teens don’t follow the rules, they must face severe consequences.
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