1. Understand their developmental stage
There are various stages where kids are inherently self-absorbed, as well as, times when pushing boundaries is healthy.
Not only are kids’ brains under-developed, brain growth happens in spurts … and that cognitive electricity is haphazard and sloppy. As more mature wiring develops, the mind often defaults to relying on the amygdala first, which is emotional and impulsive.
You may not think you’re expecting your kid to exhibit adult-like behavior, but when you get angry at them for not thinking of others, you’re not thinking of them. Thus, the hypocrisy you model shows your teen a false representation of how a mature “adult” behaves.