Tips from Cal Farley's Boys Ranch on Parenting Your High School Adult

Published 10/01 2013 03:14PM

Updated 11/05 2013 03:02PM

Age 18 makes them a legal adult, but research shows us that the decision-making brain is still developing until age 26.
As your teen grows into young adulthood, adjust engagement to more communicative/less directive.

Your young adult still needs help in processing and healthy decision-making. (Help them weigh the pros and cons.)

They are still kids to some degree: risky behavior must be addressed and adult consequences explained…not a game anymore! 

Consider punishments such as taking away the car keys, iPhone or stopping allowance if it is being used for illegal things (drugs, alcohol).

This Week's Parenting Challenge:
Start talking now, no matter your child's age!

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