You May Be Spoiling Your Teens Without Even Realizing it

Nowadays, parenting is more focused on making sure our kids are happy than in past generations. Though this isn't necessarily a bad thing, the result is that teens are more insecure and anxious. The reason is that teens aren’t prepared to deal with how life flows, or understand the concept of being okay with delayed gratifications. Here are some ways you may be spoiling your kid without even knowing it.

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The Significance of Homework

More than learning things that may be important in their daily lives, the practice of doing homework helps teens develop a strong work ethic and introduces a habit of self-discipline. Teens need to understand that they may not use these equations in life, but that the skill of learning to turn their attention to something boring for a certain time is essential.

You Allow Them to Miss Family Activities

It’s important to ask your teen to participate in family gatherings. Participating in family events asserts the primary social connection, which might lead your teens to understand the importance of being part of a family, which will help them with other relationships in life.

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They Aren’t Taught to Save Money

Though this may seem a little far-fetched, teaching teens to set aside a small sum of money teaches them delayed gratification. Whether it is money from jobs, gifts from relatives, or their allowance, putting a little bit aside each month (or whatever time frame works best for your family) teaches prioritizing, self-restraint, and planning ahead.