Many parents have a difficult time knowing what to do with their defiant teens. Sometimes it might seem like all of your efforts are worthless, and attempts at understanding only lead to greater conflict and distrust. Indeed, miscommunication and tension between parents and teens can send young people further down the wrong path. However, conscientious attempts by adults to subtly change the aggressive nature of a household and a relationship can trigger greater empathy between parent and child and lead to long-lasting improvements in a teen’s behavior.
For your consideration, Huff/Post50 presents our suggestions on 5 tips for dealing with a defiant teen: