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How to deal with teenagers

Video game addiction, disrespect issues, not listening or ignoring what I say, not Doing chores when required, jealous of little sister, 11 years old, disrespect her totally, bad language when upset at rules of home, does not communicate effectively, what is a good book to read on todays teenagers, video, internet, games, smartphones etc.

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Asked by Loricorp at 6:21 PM on Apr. 24, 2011 in Teens (13-17)

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  • think you need to ask a more specific question this is too vague to answer

    Answer by rhonda111787 at 6:32 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • um... give them space, respect, spend time doing things THEY like with them, communicate - LISTEN, love...

    is there a specific issue?

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 6:45 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • Give them privacy, respect, let them make mistakes and learn from those mistakes, always be there to talk with them, answer their questions without freaking out, be honest and loving. Do NOT push when they don't want to talk, let them come to you. Tell them that you love them and are their when they need you.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 8:54 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • Always talk with them.

    Answer by 3mom627 at 10:32 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • He does not talk to me, he rather play on
    His playstation 24 hrs a day if I didn't care, he is
    Going crazy the last few days because it is down now

    Comment by Loricorp (original poster) at 4:00 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • Take it all away.Mouth problems no video games,who pays the rent here?You cannot let him be the controller,you have to be.I never had things in my room the kids do now.I took my girls door off for attitude reasons,adn after 1 week she was begging for it back.Take away the toys mom.Get tough let him know who pays the bills!!!

    Answer by grismelda at 2:20 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • set boundaries..

    Answer by mommyof3-2008 at 12:16 PM on May. 19, 2011

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