/ Apr 17, 2019

How to Teach Your Teen Values


You just caught your teen red-handed… doing something good. Not the words you were expecting, right, but “catching” them in the act of doing the right thing gives you an opportunity to reinforce the values you’ve cared about all along. Letting your teen know that you noticed them putting good into the world holds more power than telling a teen when they’re doing something wrong. So look for all the ways your teen is putting the values you’ve taught them into action, and reinforce them again by “catching” them in the act.

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