Promote optimal experiences in your family.

Teenagers that have a special relationship with their parents are significantly happier, more satisfied, and more resilient in most life situations. This relationship can be described by these five characteristics.

Instructions

Build a relationship with your teenagers based on these characteristics:

  1. Clarity.
    Teenagers know what their parents expect from them.
  2. Centering.
    Teenagers perceive that their parents have an interest in what they’re doing, as opposed to a preoccupation about whether they will get into college.
  3. Choice.
    Teenagers feel as if they have options.
  4. Commitment.
    They have the opportunity to be involved in anything they find interesting.
  5. Challenge.
    Parents provide increasingly complex opportunities for action.
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