When a teenager doesn't understand why a boundary is in place, it can feel like a restriction and indicative of a lack of trust. If you cross that boundary there is a rule. Yet, without understanding of why a boundary is in place, teens see a boundary as a challenge to be pushed against. How does that combine with parties, drugs and alcohol?
What kind of teenager do you want? One that ticks all the boxes in front of you but is doing it all behind your back?
If you would like to listen to other audios that relate to boundaries and how to parent through some of the challenging times, listen to this interview with Mary-Jo McVeigh