Compromise is the expedient acceptance of standards that are lower than desirable. Each person is a little satisfied and a little dissatisfied. Parents must learn to compromise.
Most adolescent behaviors are temporary that may end by the age of 20.
Parents can identify and compromise on some of the temporary behaviors that will not jeopardize the health and safety of the child.
But if a behavior can be permanent, then use Negotiations and problem solving tools to solve them.
Parents can choose some of the behaviors to compromise by negotiating with the child. If your adolescent does not want anybody to come in his room, you may agree on that but you can raise some conditions like he should not leave plates in the room because it can bring stench, insects and rodents; not smoking in the room, not lighting candle etc
Check the behaviors below if you can compromise: hair styling, hair cut, bedtime changes, torn jeans, etc
Compromise can help the child and parent. Some of the parents cannot compromise on birth control, pornography, tattoos, driving at night, spending all night outside or at party. Teens want more independence though.
Compromise may not lead to slippery slope because compromising has some benefits including 1. you serve as influential model for your child, 2. it strengthens your rules in places that you don’t compromise 3. you can easily resolve relationships problem of your kids
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