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Ideally, all of their parental figures who are influential in the life of a teenager would work together to establish and enforce a set of standards for behaviour that the teen is expected to comply with, no matter which of their parents’ homes they are at.It can be difficult for parents and stepparents to work together, though, but the resulting differences of rules at each house can end up working against all of the parents’ hopes to raise a teenager who is well-behaved and self controlled.

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No longer children, yet not quite adults, teens often test their limits by rebelling, disregarding house rules, and refusing to recognise stepparents as authority figures.

While the teen years can be difficult, parents and stepparents can take steps to make them a little easier.

Calm, consistent discipline, reasonable rules, and a willingness to listen can all help teenagers and their parents to get through the turbulent teen years with as little drama as possible. My husband drives trucks and is gone for 3 weeks at a time. He has a very sensitive, depressed,16 yr old son who has been through so much.

His mother left them when he was approx 8 yrs old; and he has cried like a baby every time she has to leave after a visit. She took her 2 older sons with her, from a different father.

Then he paused, looked at me, and said “I bet you had that problem!

” Without thinking, I instinctively responded, “Actually, I didn’t, because my parents didn’t raise a whore.” I was raised in a devoutly Christian home in which provocative clothing and behavior was forbidden, and dating wasn’t even a consideration.

Stepparents find that it is easier to deal with their teenage stepchildren if the teens have been raised to expect that their ability to enjoy certain freedoms is reliant on their willingness to be respectful and cooperative.

Unfortunately, not all children have been taught appropriate self control, and reining in a teenager who has been allowed to misbehave without worry about the consequences can be a daunting task.

And that she was only trying to “make him stronger”. My clueless son was in love and didn’t want to fail at a 2nd marriage.

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