In Part 2 of this series Raising Teenagers I listed the Principles of Love and Logic. In the next few posts I am going to outline these Principles and provide practical strategies and examples that I am also using with my teen. I have to honest here, I am still developing my ease with effective questions and discussions! But while I continue to work on this it is necessary to consider the principles too.
Develop a healthy self-concept in your teen
This is a huge priority for me as a parent to develop in my teen. But I have to remind myself too that as parents we can only do so much and then it is up to them.
Foster Cline and Jim Fay (authors of Love and Logic) state, "When a child is encouraged through consequences to make wise choices and productive decisions a positive self-image will follow."
Positive Parenting Tips to encourage self-concept
~ Consider what we are saying to our teens. Does the message imply that we love them regardless of the way they are acting or what they are doing ("I don't approve of it but I love you").