What to consider when parenting teens

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What to consider when parenting teens

Many parents wonder what are those I really want to prioritize as I parent to my teen. One of the things is promotion of independence, a lot of times we say to our kid learn to think. What we really mean is to figure out what I think and parrot that back. So, my kid wants to do something and I'm inclined to say no first top and ask myself 3 questions. This thing my kid wants to do, is it physically harmful, is it psychologically harmful, is it too expensive. If the answer to all those 3 questions is no it's probably important to let them do it even though my pride may crazy. In other word, parents wonder how do I keep my kid from lying to me? Well a research has some kinds on that, let them win some things. A lot of kids who lie think no matter what they, no matter how good their point is, they can never persuade their parent. I want to be this passionate arbiter of truth and justice with my kid, so I may have the position but they come back with me with some information I hadn't thought of. If I let myself change my mind, it's more likely my kids going to continue talk to me truthfully and not lie. Or else I want to monitor, who are they with, what are they doing , where is it , what adults responsible for monitoring, make they get enough sleep 8 1/2 to 9 hours a night. Most kids 40% of them or to 60% don't get the needed sleep causes a lot of IQ damage the next day. We want to make sure they get an hour of that physical activity 5 times a week and have a balance diet, those would be my top.

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David Palmiter, PhD, ABPP

Psychologist & Author

Dr. David Palmiter is a professor of Psychology and Counseling at Marywood University, the President of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (2012-2013), a practicing and board-certified clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience, a Public Education Coordinator for the American Psychological Association, author of an award winning parenting book (times three), dad (of 3.0 children; 3.5 if you count the neurotic dog) and husband (of over 22 years to Dr. Lia Richards-Palmiter, who says she has 4.0 children as she counts David). Dr. Palmiter has over three dozen professional publications to his credit, has given over 200 continuing education workshops around the country and has completed over 300 public education projects, including for outlets such as the LA Times, US News and World Report, USA Today, Wall St. Journal and O Magazine. A central aspect of his professional mission is to put air under the wings of parents as they try to raise happy and self-actualized children. 

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