Traditionally, parents set the rules and consequences. Teenagers, on the other hand, apparently have to follow them. However, your kids most likely disobey you and end up being punished. The situation usually leads to sulking and even worst – rebellion.
You don’t really want your kids to develop bad behavior or attitude. Before any matter becomes worst, you have to design some “rule plan.” You can start by involving your youngsters in the process of setting the rules and punishment. In this way, they will be more conscious of following such rules. They will no longer say how unfair the rules are, or yet punishment are over the top.
Generally, parents assert their control over their children, especially in the matters of rules. You can make some changes by allowing your teenagers to gain control over their actions. However, you still have to be on the lookout. Make them identify the pros and cons of their actions. Let them be the one to submit to the consequences in case they will fail you. In turn, there will be no hard feelings.