Solve conflict calmly

There are ways to solve problems with your teen without ever raising your voice. Try to:

There are ways to solve problems with your teen without ever raising your voice. Try to:

l Tackle just one issue. For example, if your teen spends too much time online, stick to that topic. Don't bring up TV or phone use.

l Explain, don't blame. "Computer games are taking away from homework and family time. We need to change that."

l Consider your teen's ideas. "What do you think would be fair? Let's brainstorm about a good schedule."

l And, choose a solution. Write it down, being as specific as possible. Sign and date it, and have your teen do the same. - Parenting teens

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