Why Is My Child Making Bad Choices?

Why Is My Child Making Bad Choices?

Life is all about making the right choices.  The choices we make today can affect our lives 6 months down the road; 1 year down the road; ten years down the road.  People tend to forget that their actions speak louder than their words.  Things we do today might be completely forgotten by next summer, while the person who witnesses our action could remember it for the rest of their life. We are adults, and this concept is lost on us.  Imagine the mind of a teenager and how they reconcile this issue. 

Your children really are sometimes unaware of the choices they make. When your child is making bad choices, some of the reasons they give for making them include:

  • Boredom
  • Peer pressure
  • Consequences not considered
  • It seemed like fun
  • Didn’t stop to think
  • Retaliation against parents

These are the typical reasons of a child and teenage mind; thinking about what they do usually comes after they have already done it. As a parent, you need to guide them along in the right way to make a good decision and a bad one.  The best way to do that is to start letting them make their own choices in other matters so that they can see the results of their decision, good or bad, and discuss it with you afterward.  Let them choose what family activity they want to do, what sport they want to play, what you should make for dinner, or even choose a movie to watch together.

Remember, if your child is making bad choices, you are the first line of defense in repairing and rebuilding the damage that can come. Reality Check Program can help you build a teen that makes good choices when they become an adult. And that’s the most important thing you can do.

Keep being pro-active. For more information about the Reality Check Video Card Programcontact 844-922-4800 or Info@RealityCheckProgram.com