Defiant Teens

Parents of defiant teens will quickly agree that raising a child like this is an incredibly difficult job; trying to control a defiant teenager is like trying to control the weather. What most parents don’t understand is that the goal of parenting defiant teens is not to gain control over them, but rather to teach them to control themselves. Defiant teens are usually very independent people who desire freedom and respect- don’t we all desire freedom? Defiant teens need to be taught and guided into their identity and into self-control, discipline, and healthy decision making, motivated through relationship with you.