Disciplining my Strong-Willed Adolescent

Question: I seem to hear a lot about the discipline and training of strong-willed toddlers, but not so much about older children whose behaviour expresses a similarly unyielding temperament. What about strong-willed teenagers? If you think it’s tough managing a defiant two-year-old, imagine what it’s like when the kid is seventeen and six feet tall! I’m in desperate need of some help!

Answer:

You’re not alone. We often hear from weary parents who have nearly reached the end of their rope with a strong-willed adolescent. If most of our ministry’s materials on the strong-willed child tend to focus upon toddlers and preschoolers, it’s simply because we believe that…read more.

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