Rules to live together
Parents help their teenager to build his/her autonomy and identity. Parents must also ensure the safety of their teenager. Each has rights and obligations. It is so in society, and so it is in families.
Setting boundaries and rules is key for living together. It fosters everyone’s safety. In life, we all have responsibilities AND we know what happens if we don’t follow the rules. In the family, this is decided between parents and teenagers.
Who sets the rules?
It’s the law, or the town regulation.
The law sets the rules on violence, drugs, respect. We need to tell the children about the law. Laws protect young people. For their health, their safety, the law sets the minimal age for the purchase of alcohol, tobacco, and curfew.
Parents and children can also set rules together.