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10 Must Have for Teens: Essential Teen Guidelines: A Blueprint for Responsible Adolescence 🌟

Here are the top 10 non-negotiable rules combining the essential and unique aspects from both lists:

 

1. Respectful Communication: Speak to each other with respect. No yelling, cursing, or disrespectful language. Example: No name-calling or yelling during disagreements. Respect Rule: Speak respectfully

 

2. Honesty: Always tell the truth. Honesty is crucial for maintaining trust. Example: Being honest about where you're going and who you're with. Truth Treaty: Always tell the truth

 

3. Curfew Compliance: Adhere to agreed-upon curfews. Be home at the specified times unless prior arrangements are made. Being home by 8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 p.m. on weekends. Time Trust: Follow curfew times

 

4. No Substance Use: Absolutely no use of alcohol, drugs, or tobacco. Example: Not drinking alcohol at parties or experimenting with drugs. No-Nonsense Policy: No substance use

 

5. Homework and Study Time: Complete all homework and dedicate a set time daily for studying without distractions. Example: Spending 2 hrs each evening on homework assignments and self  study. Study Standard: Complete homework and study daily

 

6. Digital Footprint Awareness: Be mindful of what is posted online. No sharing of personal information or inappropriate content on social media. Example: Avoiding sharing personal information like address or phone number on social media. Online Awareness: Be mindful online

 

7. Participation in Family Activities: Be present and participate in family activities and events, fostering family bonding. Example: Participating in Sunday family dinners without any prior engagements. Family First: Prioritize family activities

 

8. Privacy and Boundaries: Respect each other’s privacy and personal boundaries, including knocking before entering rooms. Example: Knocking before entering siblings' rooms and asking before borrowing items. Privacy Pact: Respect personal space

 

9. Emergency Preparedness: Always keep your phone charged and have a list of emergency contacts. Inform parents of your whereabouts and any change in plans.  Example: Keeping the phone charged and knowing whom to contact in case of emergency. Emergency Essential: Stay prepared for emergencies

 

10. Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Maintain a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and get adequate sleep. No skipping meals or engaging in unhealthy diets. Example: Eating balanced meals and getting at least 30 minutes of exercise daily. Healthy Habits: Maintain a healthy lifestyle

 

These rules collectively address communication, trust, safety, personal responsibility, and well-being, forming a comprehensive framework for teenage behaviour and development.


 

TAKE A PRINT OUT AND STICK IT IN THE TEENS ROOM SO THAT THE TEEN SEES IT EVERYDAY AND KNOWS THE RULES WELL :)


NON - NEGOTIABLE RULES FOR TEENS

 

1. Golden Silence Code: Speak with respect, avoiding yelling or cursing.

 

2. Truthful Beacon Pact: Always tell the truth to maintain trust.

 

3. Twilight Retreat Directive: Adhere to agreed curfew times.

 

4. Sobriety Sentinel Mandate: Absolutely no alcohol, drugs, or tobacco.

 

5. Scholar's Sanctuary Decree: Dedicate time for homework and study without distractions.

 

6. Digital Etiquette Covenant: Be mindful of online presence and content shared.

 

7. Family Unity Accord: Participate in family activities and events.

 

8. Sanctuary Boundary Edict: Respect personal privacy and boundaries.

 

9. Guardian Alert Protocol: Stay prepared for emergencies and keep parents informed.

 

10. Vitality Vigilance Doctrine: Maintain a healthy lifestyle with balanced diet and exercise.



Cheers to Joyful Parenting

Swati

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