We can’t have it both ways. We don’t get to complain about the younger generation being lazy and entitled when we’re not going to teach them things at home. If we want them to stand up and take responsibility for their lives and be accountable, then we, as parents need to teach them those skills.

I did a post about consequences. And do you know that 75% of the teenagers said they actually want more chores as consequence?!

 And you know why? Because they know that learning things that are going to help them in their future life. They actually said that, read the comments. They’re all there.

Your teenagers smart and capable. And when anxiety is on the rise with teenagers, having a sense of control over their environment helps build confidence and calm to reduce that anxiety without increasing overwhelm. 

Our teenagers need us to love them enough to set them up, to succeed, follow from our parenting tips.

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Aly Pain

Growing up, I was the smart, fun girl on the outside and a frantic, anxious mess on the inside. I spent years healing the pain of dysfunctional family relationships, including eating disorders and a suicide attempt, to break the cycle raising my own teen boys.

Today, I’ve been happily married to my husband for over 23 years, and we have 2 incredible teen boys. My passion is empowering parents to build healthy, respectful relationships with their teens without giving up or giving up, even if they've tried everything and are at their wits end.

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