I recently got a request on my Facebook page about parenting peacefully when you have a teen. Now, I think much of peaceful parenting is the same no matter the age of your child. Respect and trust need to be the basics of your parenting toolbox.
As I have a toddler right now, I went searching for links by bloggers who have teens themselves.
- The site Parenting Teenagers offers a vast amount of articles on different topic (e.g. Guiding your teen in his dealing with peer pressure)
- Sandra Dodd's list of links on teens and some more
- Parenting Teens on Peaceful Parenting dot com"Accept the reality that you cannot control your child’s behavior. You can only influence it. You have never been able to control your child’s behavior, it just appeared otherwise."
- The Zombie Princess addresses the issue of Trust and how it is deformed in mainstream parenting: "what a traditional parent really means when she says she trusts her kid to make good choices is that she trusts her teen to make the same choices she would choose for him."
- A beautiful example of Non-Violent Communication with teens on Aha Parenting
- Unlearnt At Last writes about adult reactions to teens and respect.
- The Freedom To Make Mistakes follows up on the article by The Zombie Princess, mentioned above
- The Importance of Family Dinner
- Chores: Great Idea or Epic Fail and a post about the same topic on Just A Bald Man: The Cleaning/chores Question
- A guest post by Diane Janis with an exercise on the importance of modeling desired behavior
- The Case Against Coercion
- Non-Violent Communication