One set of rules will not work for every household with a rebellious teen, but perhaps these guidelines will give you a place to start and a few ideas.
This really has come about because Chris’ inbox has been filling up with readers sending her personalized emails asking her advice and since we’re all in this together, why not share with you all, right?
Nevertheless, parents need to establish clear guidelines that enable their youth to make wise choices.
First, youth should be explicitly taught they are expected to follow their own family's rules whether they are at home or visiting someone else's home; and, they must also comply with the rules of the home they are visiting.
Graduated drivers license (GDL) laws, which include a three-phase program that allows teen drivers to develop more mature driving attitudes and gain experience behind the wheel, have been successful in reducing teen motor vehicle accidents.
In 1996 Florida became the first state to enact a GDL law. North Dakota’s law, the last to be enacted, went into effect January 1, 2012.