Question by  lala13 (88)

How can I go about changing disrespectful teenagers?

My teenagers are very disrespectful to me and other adults. I am at a loss as what to do.


Answer by  Pinto (166)

Teenagers do not like to be corrected. Instead of correction lead by example. It is very important to treat your teenagers with respect, talk to them with all the good manners you can come up with. Remember, do not spite them or correct them especially in front of others. Once in a way let them know your feelings.


Answer by  localgirl808 (405)

It sounds like you need to do two things. First, you need to implement harsher punishments: take away their cell phones and computers, ground them completely, etc. They need to know that you are serious. Second, consult a psychiatrist who specializes in adolescents. If they have only recently begun acting out, there must be a reason for it.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

Every time your teenagers disrespect you punish them, take the door off of their room require that they spend all their waking time with you and remove all things from their room with the exception of their bed and clothes. Basic necessities. When they learn to respect you they can earn their privileges back.

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