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Sample Teen Contracts

Sometimes it helps to be super explicit with your kids about your expectations—this is a part of the scaffolding discussed in chapter two of The New Adolescence. Even though it will likely annoy them to no end, creating a contract with your kids can be a way to be really, really clear about your family rules and your own expectations.

These are sample contracts that people often ask me for. Feel free to adapt and make them your own.

And, for the record, these contracts aren’t even really mine. Many years ago, I started collecting contracts like these from other parents. What you see below is my patchwork of excerpts from things that other parents wrote. Consider these contracts crowdsourced from your village of fellow parents.

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