Our expert says:
Not to properly discipline a child should be recognized as a form of child abuse. So encourage him to work with you to formulate the basic rules and guidelines that will operate within your hom, so the child knows what the rules are.
And maybe, having survived the teenage tantrums of your own kids, you can advise him on handling hers. From the sound of it you handled this specific situation very well indeed, and maybe just chat with ehr about how hard it was for your kids, for a while, and for you too, to be a teenager, and gently explore her concerns, making it clar that she can talk with you about any problems that turn up. And explain how and why her father is concerned to get the best for her, including the need for her to do well at school --- something which in latern years she may really wish she had done, at a time when it will be impossible or at least very difficult to do it, compared with now.
And both of you, relax a little --- if a teenager is not painful to be around, at elats now and then, it probably means you're missing something
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