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8 Ways to Avoid Enabling Your Teen

“Enabling” is when well-meaning parents allow, or even encourage, behavior in their children that is inappropriate, irresponsible, destructive or dangerous. While it is normal to want to protect your children and to prevent their suffering, sometimes parents can go overboard, rescuing them from their problems or uncomfortable situations, rather than allowing them to feel the consequences of their negative behavior.

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How to Avoid Enabling Bad Behavior in Your Teen

Parents almost always have the very best of intentions in raising their teen. No mother is trying to reinforce bad behavior and no father wants to encourage problems. Parents want to help and support their children in their growth and development.  Unfortunately, sometimes the ways parents try to support their child can actually prevent teenagers from learning healthy behaviors needed

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