Parents, Young Teen: Who's the Boss???

by: ebank

Most families feel that some decisions can be made by young teens independently and others that should be made by the parents, as well as some which should be made together. Where do you fall?

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    Who decides what clothes the young teen may wear on a given day (assuming the clothes are not inappropriate)?

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    Who decides when the young teen does homework?

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    Who decides whom the young teen may have as a friend?

  4. 4

    Who decides what the young teen has for lunch?

  5. 5

    Who decides what time the young teen must wake up on a school day?

  6. 6

    Who decides what time the young teen must wake up on a non-school day?

  7. 7

    Who decides what time the young teen must go to bed on a school night?

  8. 8

    Who decides what time the young teen must go to bed on a non-school night?

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    Who decides how much time the young teen must spend on an activity they do not wish to pursue (i.e. attending an undesired family function, religious school, etc.)?

  10. 10

    Who decides how much time the young teen may spend on an activity they wish to pursue (i.e. sports, computer use, etc.)?

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    Who decides what pet the young teen/family may have?

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    Who decides whether the young teen may pursue an extra-curricular activity at school, assuming there is time in the teen's schedule without the activity being disruptive?

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    Who decides what chores the young teen is responsible for?

  14. 14

    Who decides when chores are to be performed?

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    Who decides whether/how much allowance the young teen receives?

  16. 16

    Who decides what allowance may be spent on (assuming it is not inappropriate or unhealthy)?

  17. 17

    Who decides what books the young teen may read (assuming they are appropriate)?

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    Who decides what "junk food" the young teen may eat for a snack?

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    Who decides what healthy food the young teen may eat as a snack?

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    Who decides what appropriate game may be played when young teen gets together with a friend?

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