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Writing Therapy For Rebellious Teenagers

Teenage rebellion and defiance is not a new concept for us, especially for parents. Most of us correlate this with constant yelling, shoplifting, slamming doors, and coming home beyond curfew hours. Most teenagers undergo this phase. Hence, it is crucial to understand why your teen is acting this way to be able to address this issue properly fully.

 

Why Do Teenagers Rebel?

 All teenagers go through similar phases more or less. It’s part of growing up. This similar phase usually starts with the need for independence and freedom, understanding their own identity, and testing their authority. Some of this defiance is also linked to brain developmental changes and social pressures. Here are some of the reasons why teenagers rebel:

 

  • Brain Developmental Changes

 As a person enters teenage years, a part of his or her brain called prefrontal cortex is developing. This part of the brain is a person’s judgment center and thinking cap. The prefrontal cortex is where each teenager develops …

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What Teens Get Out Of Curfews

Many parents and teens debate over whether curfews are productive or not. Some say that it establishes responsibility. Some believe that it’s too controlling over teenagers, and only encourages rebellion.

Those on the fence may say that it’s beneficial to set a general time when kids should be home, but allow them to break it now and then. Whichever side you’re on as a parent or a teenager, it always bests that it’s discussed, with the interests of each party being considered.

Teenagers should be empowered to have some say on this issue. Certain conditions can be set, and a compromise can be made. Some teenagers even argue that they feel like they benefit from a curfew. Here are some of the things that teens believe to be the advantages of curfews.

Gets Them Out of Crime

It isn’t so much about being involved in crime. It’s about teens avoiding being exposed to criminal activities. Admittedly, an offense doesn’t only take place …

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Signs of the Times: Recognizing Depression in Children and Adolescents

Seeing the world through the eyes of a child” might seem to imply boundless wonder, joy, and acceptance; unfortunately, this is not always the case. Children of any age have stresses and disappointments in their lives. The particular form these might take will be different from those in an adult’s life, but that does not mean that their experiences are any less valid, nor that the emotions resulting from these are any less real.

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Lessons From Curfew

Living in a generation where the public crudely conveys themselves without any care is very alarming. Young adults wanting to be considered independent as early as 12 years old are an evidence of this. Giving them independence is a good step towards growth. However, being independent does not mean that kids are allowed to do whatever they want whenever we want it. There will always be an issue of morality especially for those who are underage.…

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Teaching Teens Respect Through Curfew

They say life is a series of growths. We’re always growing because we’re always learning. There’s probably no time in most people’s lives in which learning is a bigger part of their lives than adolescence. Teenagers are constantly being exposed to new information, and unlike when they were toddlers and children, they’re tasked with genuinely comprehending it and demonstrating that they’ve grasped the lesson. Curfew violation can be a learning lesson. Your teenager is likely rather glum over getting caught and there might be a great deal of bitterness and resentment involved as well. On the surface, it sounds like a hard thing to turn into a lesson on respect, but with the right tools for the trade, you can begin teaching as only a parent can.

Rules of Engagement

Rules, rules, rules. To most teenagers, it seems the world is built on rules. And really, they’re not wrong. “Too many rules,” you might hear them say. “What does curfew even matter? …

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How Curfews Keep Teens Out Of Trouble

 

Today’s post might sound a bit obvious. Curfews keep teens out of trouble by their very nature; it’s a big part of why they exist in the first place. But there’s a difference between passively accepting this and getting your teenager to understand it. Part of growing up means learning why various rules are in place, and if you want your teenager to enjoy an easier time getting through whatever restrictions have been set up in light of their breaking of curfew, you should try to help them to understand why things are the way they are.…

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The Origins Of Curfew

Since you’re reading up on the relevance of curfews and how best to monitor your adolescent’s understanding of the subject, you may have become curious on how and why curfews came about in the first place. Today’s post will be more of a broad educational lesson, designed to familiarize you with the etymology and implementation of curfews worldwide. It should provide a deeper grasp of its importance and give you a few teaching pointers for your teen. Or maybe it’ll just improve your odds at trivia night. That’s OK, too.

 

On the Word Itself

Curfew is serious business. It has always been serious business. Just how serious was the business of curfew at the inception of the word’s usage? Let’s take a look at its roots. The word stems from the French “couvre-feu”, which literally translates to “fire cover”. Well, that sounds dangerous! But wait — it gets better. The original meaning involves the famed-and-infamous William the Conqueror, who …

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4 Easy Ways To Reward Your Child’s Punctuality

There’s an old saying: “the carrot and the stick.” Its roots are a bit base, but the gist is teaching someone to abide by the rules shouldn’t be all about punishment or reward; there should be a healthy balance of both based on the failures and successes they’ll encounter along the way. This is especially true with regards to adolescents who have violated the curfew regulation. As you teach them to follow the rules they’ve been given, there are numerous ways you can congratulate them for taking important steps. One such tactic involves rewarding punctuality.…

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Why Curfews Matter Today

One of the most important things you can do as a parent of a child or teenager who has been cited for breaking curfew is to help teach them why curfews matter in the first place. Being as they’ve willfully decided to ignore the regulation in the past, it should be clear that they lack crucial awareness on the subject. Yes, it’s true that a spirited act of adolescent rebellion also plays a key factor, but that rebellious overtone can be mended (or at least, redirected!) if your teen has a better grasp of the fundamentals. Curfew is not only for keeping your child from mischief but also as a way of keeping them safe and protected. Read more about young kids getting into serious trouble.

Curfews Matter Because Safety Matters

Personal safety is the bottom line when it comes to curfew. Your teen may be involved in sports, martial arts, or bodybuilding and hence, they might think they’re impervious to the …

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