No parent looks forward to emotional outbursts with their teen.
Nothing will fuel a blowup, or an emotional outburst, more than when your teen receives a consequence from you out of right field that he feels in unfair or out of emotion.
One of the best ways to avoid this is to sit down with your kids ahead of time and determine what the consequences will be for violating specific family boundaries in your home.
As you know, boundaries are a key focus on this blog and with our families and team members at Shepherds Hill Academy.
You can access more resources for how you can develop boundaries here.
However, a few examples of where to set boundaries would be for dating, chores, curfews or entertainment. There are certainly more, but pick the ones that are important to you and your family—even more importantly, ones that are important to God. Once this is done, Junior will have nobody but himself to blame should he cross the line.