Adolescents’ Decision-Making: A Guide For Parents – H&S Education & Parenting
Understanding Parenting Concerns
10 Pointers for Parents:
- Establish open communication with your child.
- Encourage your child to think critically and consider the consequences of their decisions.
- Set clear boundaries and expectations for behaviour.
- Provide positive feedback when your child makes responsible decisions.
- Be a role model for responsible decision-making.
- Monitor your child’s activities and keep track of their whereabouts.
- Be aware of your child’s peer group and social activities.
- Discuss the risks and consequences of substance abuse and other risky behaviours.
- Help your child identify their values and make decisions that align with them.
- Seek professional help if you are concerned about your child’s decision-making.
Adolescents’ decision-making can be a source of concern for many parents, but with open communication, clear boundaries, and positive reinforcement, parents can help their children make responsible decisions. By providing guidance and support, parents can help their children navigate the challenges of adolescence and prepare them for a successful future.