What a wonderful reply! I fully agree. Oh... and one idea / suggestion for door slamming: take the door off! They can earn the door back. Once they have shown that they can have a door in the room, they can have it back.
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Teenagers! Who invented them!?! As I still haven't found a manual about "raising children", my best alternative is to find ideas and solutions on a forum where likeminded people are. We have a 14 year old daughter, who is displaying the same behaviour / attitude described in all the previous messages. I would love to know how everyone else manages their child's negotiating skills, rudeness etc when their wifi connection gets turned off. We control our daughter's internet access with the app called "Ourpact". We always have control on her exposure and we know where she is as it has a location finder. At night time, she gives us all her screens and we keep it in our bedroom. We have even bought a very cheap laptop for her to use when she needs to do homework, as there were far too many distractions when she was doing her homework using her MacBook which she has to use at school. We turn her wifi access off when she does her homework so she can't use her phone. But off course, we get a lot of lip! How do you remain calm? How do you manage their anger? Do you give punishments? Do you have time limits on your child's internet access? Any ideas are very welcome!!
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