When you’re fuming about your teen’s screw-up it may seem hard to keep a calm head. I often teach the parents I work with my “issue the ticket” technique of discipline. When you are pulled over by a police officer, they usually stay calm, there is little lecturing, and the officer does not take your infraction personally. An officer simply issues you the ticket and moves on. As a parent of a teen you need to try to practice “policing” your teen the same way. Stop engaging in heated discussions and debates over your teen’s mistake. Just stay calm, issue the punishment, and move on.
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