Reward systems and charts might have once helped to regulate your son or daughter’s behavior, but they might not prove as effective when they enter their teenage years.
However, you can connect privileges to their actions, which could ensure they follow the rules set for both inside and outside the home. Find out how you can reward your teen for good behavior.
- Screen Time
Many parents often limit a teenager’s screen time, which will ensure they don’t spend their days playing games, scrolling through social media, or watching videos. However, if your teen has received a good report card or completed all their household chores, you could reward them for their hard work and effort by providing extra screen time.
- A Fun Birthday Party
You can guarantee your teen would jump at the chance to climb walls, complete obstacle courses, or bounce on a trampoline with their friends on their birthday. However, you could promise to only organize a party at the likes of a trampoline park if they’ve been on their best behavior throughout the year.
For example, you must state they can have a birthday party if they:
- Complete their daily chores
- Work hard at school
- Are polite and respectful both inside and outside the home
You can rest assured they’ll follow the above rules if they know they’ll enjoy an epic birthday party with their friends.
- An Extended Curfew
If your son or daughter never argues when given an instruction, is performing well in school, and maintains a clean and organized bedroom, you could consider extending their curfew by an hour when requested.
If you believe it is safe to do so, you should allow them to spend a little longer with their friends, which will show them the benefits of good behavior. Plus, it could help you to establish trust between each other, so they’ll be less likely to break their curfew rules in the future.
- A New Bedroom
Many teenagers often view their bedrooms as their haven away from the rest of the world. Help them to stay on their best behavior by promising them new wallpaper, furniture, and/or accessories, which can help them to put their stamp on their interior. You can guarantee they’ll stick to every household rule if they can create a more stylish, grown-up space.
- Concert Tickets
Have you heard your teen’s favorite band or artist is coming to your town? If so, you could reward them for performing well in school with concert tickets, and you could even book an extra ticket so they can invite a friend to the show, too. It is a great way to show your appreciation for your son or daughter’s hard work throughout the year. Plus, it could encourage them to work harder to secure top grades and make you proud.
So, if you are scratching your head about how to improve your teen’s behavior, the above tips could be an ideal solution.