Teenagers can go from hardly communicating at all - often speaking in monosyllabic grunts or eye-rolls - to over-communicating via screaming, physical violence and threats to run away or engage in self-harm. So disciplining a teen can be a difficult proposition. You need to be effective... but not drive a wedge between the two of you and cause irreparable harm.

Learn how to understand your teen better and discipline more effectively. Get started by telling us where to send your free Teen Discipline series:

For nearly 100 years, the parenting experts at Boys Town have specialized in communicating with and delivering effective discipline to teenagers. Their current methods are based on many decades of study, and trials in real-world situations. Which is why we've developed a four-part email series on the subject, including expert advice, teaching activities and social skills that you and your teen can work on together.

Here are some lessons you will learn:

  • Dark Clouds Rolling In
  • Discipline Dispassionately
  • Communicate With Silence
  • Creating Rewards for Effective Discipline
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Well, first you have to understand him or her.

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