Raising Teens Successfully

From the Child Development Institute website, here is an article on raising teens. Includes links on a bunch of useful topics, like ‘Getting Your Teen to Open Up’.

“The teen years pose some of the most difficult challenges for families. Teenagers, dealing with hormone changes and an ever-complex world, may feel that no one can understand their feelings, especially parents. As a result, the teen may feel angry, alone and confused while facing complicated issues about identity, peers, sexual behavior, drinking and drugs.

Parents may be frustrated and angry that the teen seems to no longer respond to parental authority. Methods of discipline that worked well in earlier years may no longer have an effect. And, parents may feel frightened and helpless about the choices their teen is making.”

Read the full article on the Child Development Institute website.