7 Tips for when Your Teenager Talks Back to You ...

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It is difficult to know what to do when your teenager talks back to you. This behavior seems to have the ability to make the calmest of parents seethe with fury. But what are the best ways to actually handle this situation? As a mom going through raising teenagers, let me share what I am learning works best when your teenager talks back.

1. Prevent It by Having Rules in Place

If you can prevent it from happening in the first place, that is the very best option. That isn’t always possible but I will tell you that if you have rules in place, it helps. When you have rules in place, there is no need for negotiations or talking back. Things are already decided and that’s that. When your teenager talks back, think about if it is because there are no rules to define what is and is not acceptable to them. If there aren’t any in place, it would be a good idea to set some.

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