The Process of Raising an Adult Part #3 – The Teenage Years

The middle school and high school years are the final moments to for your child to be practicing being responsible with their independence.  You can utilize what we call the bulls eye approach with this independence practice.  This means giving them little bits of independence and when they prove trustworthy you can give them a little bit more. If a teen breaks trust you can just back up the boundaries for a time until they prove trustworthy again.  You can check out more on the “bulls eye approach” by clicking here.