Have you held a baby lately? I recently held little Ezra, a month-old who had recently learned how to do a high five. Once he got the hang of it, he did over and over.
As the parent of a teenage girl, you need to prepare for a range of noxious and rebellious behaviors that can make us say things we later regret. Your daughter is experiencing a surge of hormones that make her weep one minute and laugh hysterically the next. Most teens know other kids who drink and take drugs who are very much alive.
Part of the Teen Rebellion Series. The worst nightmare of many parents is to have a rebel — a kid who makes her own destructive way through life, ignoring everything she's been taught, refusing to abide by any rules, causing chaos in the lives she touches. The fear is so great that some parents stress over everything their teens do, taking even normal behavior as a sure sign that their kids are headed for the edge of the cliff.
These seeds grow as you do. In some families, they are seeds of love, respect and independence. But not in all of them. In many others, they are seeds of fear, obligation, or guilt.
Do you have an adult child living with you? Parents feel they have to take care of their kids, whether they are 9 or 19 years old. Kids between the ages of 17 and 25 still have a lot of thinking errors.
If you are a parent, you know what it is to be tortured by guilt. Guilt is part of the human condition, and there is absolutely nothing anyone can do to escape it. What we must try for, if we are to live in relative peace and sanity, is to manage the guilt.
I asked her to turn it down. My year-old turned the knob back and stood in front of her stereo, challenging me to try again. The thought of fighting her repulsed me.
October 12, by middleearthnj. Adolescence can be a difficult phase in life to navigate. Defying the wishes of their parents or other authority figures and testing limits is a normal part of growing up for teens.
Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. Surviving Your Child's Adolescence.