How To Be a Better Dad: “Teen Fighting”

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How To Be a Better Dad is the Fatherhood and co-parenting section on SingleDad. This month, learn how to get your teens to get along without wanting to hurt each other… Read more.

How To Be a Better Dad:
“Teen Fighting”

How To Be a Better Dad is the Fatherhood and co-parenting
section on SingleDad. This month, learn how to get your teens to get along
without wanting to hurt each other… Read more.

Dear Singledad,

My name is Dan and I am a singledad with twin 16 year olds.
Recently they have been fighting so much that it’s impacting our family. I can
barley take them out together without them fighting and making a scene. I come
to you for advice. What should I do? How can I take them in public without them
completely wanting to rip each other’s head off?

Sincerely,

Desperate Dan

Dad

Dear Desperate Dan,

This happens way more then you would think it would happen. Sadly there is no such thing as a
“perfect family”. Every family has their moments of hating each other one time
or another.

Find Out The Problem

Before you come to conclusions talk to your daughters one at
a time to figure out the cause of issue.
At first they might not want to tell you what happened. That’s
completely understandable for teenage girls. Let me list what the possible
problems they could be fighting about.

1. Boys


2. Friend Drama


3. Nothing

 

Yes I said nothing!! Sometimes siblings fight just because
they are siblings. It happens a lot just that their siblings and that each
other can just annoy them at times. There is nothing that can be done about
that sadly. One thing that can work to get them to get along is grounding
them. Depending on the way you
parent your children, grounding them might or might not be the answer. If you
ground them don’t do it for more then a weekend.

Dad

 

Take them to family therapy

Therapy is a very good for families to rekindle their
relationships. I highly recommend taking both of your daughters to therapy so
they can figure out their problems. Therapy helps way more then anyone thinks
it really does. You are able to find the source of the problem

Got Kids? Need
Fatherhood or Single Parent Advice?

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Richard JaramilloRichard “RJ” Jaramillo, is the Founder of SingleDad.com,
a website and social media resource dedicated to single parenting and specifically for the newly divorced, re-married, widowed and single Father with children.
RJ is self employed, entrepreneur living in San Diego and a father of three children. The mission of SingleDad is to help the community of Single Parents
“Make Life Happen…Again!”

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Richard “RJ” Jaramillo, is the Founder of SingleDad.com, a website and social media resource dedicated to single parenting and specifically for the newly divorced, re-married, widowed and single Father with children. RJ is self employed, entrepreneur living in San Diego and a father of three children. The mission of SingleDad is to help the community of Single Parents “Make Life Happen…Again!”