The word ‘teens’ have got some overdue importance. Just because, a child is a teen, parents let go many things and think that it is a part of the growing up. And one such common behavior that many parents let go is rudeness. Parents often ignore this because they think that this is the age when their children will become rebels and that over the time, they will be fine. This however may not be true. This rudeness and the like behavior can stay with kids even when they grow up.
You need to check this kind of behavior firmly at first. A lot of teens are seen throwing a lot of attitude and being rude because they want to use their new found freedom. If your child is rude, please do not take this as a part of the behavior and may it very clear and this is simply not acceptable. However it is also important, that parents too should avoid being rude to your child.
Peer pressure is usually a strong influence on a teenager. At no stage in life is a person as vulnerable to peer pressure, as when he or she is in his or her teens. Teens seek support from friends and that becomes a prime importance and suddenly they find a new world which is different from family. This provokes them to imitate their other members and get influenced to be rude and act rough.
If you think you will be able to explain to you child that he should be kind by spanking him in front of the guests, he is never going to learn. To curb the rudeness quotient in him, you need to act kind.