5. They don’t smother. In a society like ours, it’s more than tempting to over shelter our teens and think we’re only protecting them. What we’ve seen these parents do is use the negative situations around them as teaching opportunities. None of us want to see our children leave home and go try to experience everything we never let them do. But this shows teens that you as parents aren’t just saying “no” because you can! It shows your love and concern for their future, and teaches them wisdom that will guide them for the rest of their life.
6. They…eat meals together. Simple? Yes. Impactful? Absolutely. Because in our busy society, having a consistent time where your family meets together is vital. We’ve found that the teenagers that are secure in their family relationships seem to be overall more stable and self confidant.