I know it is normal for teens to roll their eyes and mouth off but in all truths I do not tolerate it. I have seen and watched many times parents allowing teens to get away with disrespectful verbal talk from teens. For example, when I asked my teen to play a certain game for the inlaws (her grandparents) she got snippy with me (just chill out MOM!!!!) immediately I stood up and told her "You will not disrespect me in my home or anywhere ever". Of course the eye rolling comes and whatever, I do not allow this either. So my question is, do you or do you not allow your teens to be disrespectful, if you do why? If you don't what do you do?
Do I require respect from my teens? Of course. I can count on one hand the times they have been mouthy (they are ages 16 and 18) and I stopped them right there. I corrected them, made them apologize and restate their opinion without being rude. It works.
Answer by Southerncharmes at 4:55 PM on Dec. 28, 2008
Answer by gemgem at 4:58 PM on Dec. 28, 2008
Answer by TheFriskyKitty at 4:59 PM on Dec. 28, 2008