Handling their rebellion in the right way is key.
As parents, wanting to do everything in our power to protect our kids and help them grow is completely natural. We have to admit that stopping the urge to not only be there every step of the way, but to be in total control can be really hard at times. Who wouldn't worry over their kids who seem to want to rebel at every turn? We're not saying that being helicopter parents is the only way to keep them in line, but it can be difficult trying to figure out which parenting styles actually work.
When parenting experts Tammy Nelson, Tara Kennedy Kline, Rhona Berens, Miriam Kove and Barbara Beck Holstein talk about the importance of setting boundaries, we couldn't agree more. We all want our kids to be happy and see them succeed in life. The problem lies in the fact that we can sometimes be a little too lenient when it comes to letting our kids do whatever makes them happy (especially when it means going out and getting a tattoo or piercings). The same can be said for co-parenting. When it comes to making the rules, if both parents aren't on the same page, getting the kids to listen (not to mention respect the rules of the household) can become total chaos.