TO KNOW THEIR PARENTS ARE CONCERNED – It’s common for teens to not show gratitude or any sort of appreciation that their parents care about their problems. But deep down EVERY SINGLE TEEN CARES & NEEDS THIS!!!
TO BE APART OF THE RULEMAKING – A teen is much more likely to follow the rules and be excited their our boundaries when they feel it is fair and they got to play a role in the process.
FREEDOM – Helicopter parenting never goes over well for you or her.
YOUR INVOLVEMENT – Do you play with your teen? If your daughter has goals of running a marathon, winning the spelling bee, or participating in the pageant. Are you involved and with her in the trenches. She craves this and needs this. Maybe you want to start running with her or maybe you can help her by rehearsing words with her at every stop light.
PRAISE – A girl craves to know she is enough. Praise her and love her like I’m sure you already do. Never let a moment of criticism or correction pass by without praise added before and after.
LESS NAGGING – While we’re on this subject, self-esteem is vital and a huge part of a teen girls confidence is created in the home at a young age. Spanking, yelling, nagging, hitting, and profane language geared towards a child or teen has some long term serious consequences.