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!


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.