Question: How to deal with lying, homework issues and authority issues

What are some options for me to assist my teen in issues with lying, homework issues and defiant against authority?


Advice from Schoolfamily

Lisa @ School Family writes:
Hi there- That's difficult to answer without knowing the degree of these issues and also learning a bit about the background. Has there been an abrupt change in behavior? Hate to say it but most teens lie to some degree-- i.e. lying by omission and are defiant in varying degrees. Think the key is to have very clear expectations and consequences. Here is an article that may be helpful: Help your teenager develop responsible habits. If the behavior is a big change and extreme then it's a good idea to talk to a counselor and get professional help.
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