If you flatly say, you can't go out with those kids, it often can backfire -- it just increases the antagonism." 4. "If it's a two-parent family, it's important for parents to have their own discussion, so they can come to some kind of agreement, so parents are on the same page," says Bobrow. If it feels necessary, require them to call you during the evening, to check in. Tell them: "If the only option is getting into a car with a drunk driver, call me -- I don't care if it's 3 in the morning," says Bodrow. "Help them figure out how to handle a potentially unsafe situation, yet save face," she suggests. Come up with a solution that feels comfortable for that child." 8.
Whether you ban them from driving for a week or a month, whether you ground them for a week, cut back on their allowance or Internet use -- whatever -- set it in advance. Discuss 'checking in.' "Give teens age-appropriate autonomy, especially if they behave appropriately," says Kaslow. But that depends on the teen, how responsible they have been." 6. Whether it's drugs, driving, or premarital sex, your kids need to know the worst that could happen.
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