Thread: How to handle Pre-teen behavior
My son is 11 yrs. old and considers himself a pre-teen. He doesn't like to be consider a baby but also does not like to be consider a teen . He thinks throwing out the trash and washing his own dishes are out of the question. I wonder if responsibilities come with the new title "Pre-Teen"
Parenting teenagers is never going to be easy. I am a firm believer in allowing teenagers to make as many of their own decisions as possible, in a safe environment. How else are they going to learn to make those choices and decisions when they are adults? Trial and error? I think it is better to learn as they go rather than having it hit all at once when they reach adulthood.
Communication is the absolute key.
You should try to make your child understand that freedom and power brings along some responsibilities. If they want to make thier own decisions, they will have to be answerable for them and bear responsibility for the same.