An empty agreement for parents and young people that they can fill together. Both parties understand that if the tasks are not performed as agreed, (parents` names) may decide to withhold the allowance (the name of the tween) or not to allow (the name of the tween) to participate in post-school activities, participate in parties or other events, or enjoy other privileges such as television, video games or mobile phone privileges. Thank you for allowing us to copy this – with our own tweens! my 11-year-old asked for an account – I still don`t say. But now I feel even better when I feel like it`s going to go with this contract! Could you really trust them with the keys to your shiny new sports car because they signed a contract not to exceed the speed limit? Your car insurance doesn`t trust them to sign and keep a contract, and you shouldn`t either. Hiding their actions and lies are also common behaviors at this point that eventually, believe it or not, they don`t want to hurt their parents with disappointment. Don`t expect a tween or teenager to act like an adult. We need to work with our tweens and teens so that we can put strategies in place to best help them grow. Together, we can develop a step-by-step plan that protects their security and develops their growing morality. In this way, discipline will be easier, your relationship will strengthen, and your teen will enjoy being part of the process.
It`s never too late to launch this strategy, but you may find it most effective to start during the Tween years (9-12) – when our children will be excited by the recognition of their growing maturity. I think it is a wonderful contract. Too many children/tweens/teenagers, etc. are able to go unsupervised in all things. I can`t imagine what it`s like to be parents of children in this era – God is with every family. I pray for our grandson`s life. Most Tweens will be eager to blindly sign the smartphone contract so they can get their hands on the price, but they won`t understand it. Older teens not only think they are smarter than their parents, but also, while the ink is still wet on the signatures, they will calculate the flaws. That`s a great idea! I also have a tween daughter, it`s a scary world in which we live, but under God`s guidance, we`re going to make them live a life that pleases them!! Thanks for sharing Amanda. The above tasks will be completed by (tween`s name) in due course, as agreed by both parties. (At this point, you need to specify the timing of the tasks.
Are they concluded every day, every week or as needed? Be specific to each task and indicate exactly when you expect it to be completed by your child.) To ensure that (the name of the tween) fully understands the requirements of its tasks, (Parents` names) take the time to show exactly how tasks should be completed, and give feedback when (the name of the tween) has completed a mandatory task. In addition, (parent names) will provide all cleaning products and other tools necessary for completed tasks. In a recent survey of young people, 4% of young people admitted to using their smartphone during the journey. But I`m pretty sure the “no text and no driving” clause is in all teen smartphone contracts. If you read the statistics on youth car wrecks related to distracted driving or if you listen to the daily drama of cyber-harassment, do you think that none of the teenagers involved have signed contracts on smartphones? Is your child a tween or teenager who can resist all temptations and keep the contract? The temptation of smartphone interactions and distractions is too great to control most teenagers.