Dont reserve discipline for serious rule violationsif your 16-year-old sits in his room and plays video games all day, he may not be misbehaving. But, he might still need some discipline to help him socialize and behave more responsibly. In one study, researchers looked at parents who used psychological manipulation to control their teens behaviorincluding invoking feelings of guilt, withdrawing love, fostering anxiety, or other manipulative tactics. As a result, their study of 184 ethnically and socioeconomically diverse teens found that this kind of psychological. Bad behavior doesnt end when your child graduates from diapers -- or even from middle school. In fact, the teen years can bring some of the toughest discipline challenges parents have to face. So discipline as we usually think of it backfires with teens. If you come down like a sledge hammer, you can count on open rebellion. If you crack down on the rebellion instead of listening to your childs reasons, you can count on your teen becoming a very good liar, and sneaking behind your back. When the teen disobeys, the parent gets angry and imposes even more rules. The more you try to gain control, the more your teenager resists, explains the book parent teen breakthrough, adding the control approach feels like trying to spread cold butter on soft bread it just tears the bread apart, and the solution isnt to spread. Inculcating discipline in your teen early on in life helps in regulating your childs behavior, habits and lifestyle for a lifetime. However, there will be instances where your perfectly disciplined and well-behaved child would suddenly display a sea change in behavior during his teen years. We can all agree that it is easier to to discipline little kids than it is to discipline teens, right? I think that i can hear a collective yes in the background. With little kids we can always turn to our favorite default go-to discipline method which are time-outs where we attempt to separate the child from the situation with the hope that they will calm down. Ultimately, discipline for adhd teens works best when its based in a strong relationship. Furthermore, they need to know you and feel close to you and respected by you.