Last two months ago, I found that one of my teen sons got 3 classes that graded “F”. That was not so cool! I was very upset and shared this with my husband. He recommended that my son needed to be pulled off from playing his football team and that he needed to focus on school first. I agreed with him, but how could I tell the coach about his grades? Well, I felt that I had to tell the coach about that. I texted my son’s coach about the grades, he told me that my son was not the only one who failed his classes; he mentioned that a few players had the same problems. Also, he advised that my son needed to talk with his teachers and that he might stay to catch up homework after school. I agreed with that explanation.
Now, I am writing a post to help you getting more ideas to discipline your teenager. It’s very important that your teenager will change but take more time to learn how to be patient with your teenager and you have to think what you can do the best for your teenager. It’s tough love…
3 Ideas To Discipline Your Teenager
- Grounded list paper. I found one of the Facebook posts and read an amazing idea about the grounded list paper, like you’ve congratulated your teenager to get grounded and earn more points if he (or she) finish with the chores. However, I have not tried this yet. Someday I will try this for my son. The grounded list paper is very impressive! It gives them motivation to work and earn points for earning the desired items back. Remember, all of the possessions that your teen thinks are theirs are actually yours by law, until they are independent and live on their own. Doing things like taking out the trash, mowing the lawn, and cleaning their room each have a point value for each time they do it.
- First improve your grades, then you can have the phone. My husband and I sometimes take my son’s iPhone away until he pulls his grades up from his classes. And for some reason, we have to keep his iPhone away in order to help him focusing on his school and improve his attitude. He needs to listen what we tell him to do at home. If not, my husband and I will give the extended time to suspend his iPhone until he improves his listening skills, and his behavior. We have a united front so that he knows that if he tells me my husband says its okay, I will check with my husband first, and vice versa.
- Changing the temporary Wi-Fi password. My son loves to play games on his computer with online friends but I change the temporary Wi-Fi password for awhile until he improves his grades and attitudes. He needs to respect and obey the rules at home. He also needs to clean up his room before doing his desired activity. He has to do his homework using Wi-Fi in McDonalds or Starbucks and study the assignments. That’s a very simple way to discipline your teenager.
If you have an additional idea to discipline your teenager, will you share your idea with us?