Have you ever had to call the police on your teen to settle a dispute?
Well, this is a sure-fire way to tell your teen that you have lost control.
It’s also a strong indicator that the proper degree of parental authority was never exacted during those formative years.
I urge you to do your best to exercise the appropriate discipline and/or restraints necessary to maintain order and authority in your home without police involvement.
Unnecessarily involving the police helps our kids loose respect and security in us as parents.
Unless you fear for your safety, of course, consider calling extended family, neighbors, or church family to help mediate.
When Junior encounters a mutually known and emotionally un-involved third party he’ll be less likely to expose his darker side and more likely to listen to reason.
Conversation Starter: What are some alternative actions you can take other than calling the police to settle a dispute in your home?