posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 06:52 AM
The article link was definitely an eye-opener for parents like me. I'm thankful that you have laid out these issues here to let us be aware of the
problems that our teens often face and making us understand why they act the way they do and know how help may be given.
The major battles happen when you try to change rules that have been in place for years, which is why I advise parents to start as early as
possible. A 16-year-old may well say, “I hate you, you’re totally ruining my life.” But your job as a parent is to keep your child safe,
that’s number one. Your child’s anger is something you have to be willing to accept.
I find this very true. I'm sure our kids will thank us when they become adults and have their own lives to live. It's truly easy to fall prey to our
kid's constant complaints and anger when we put in certain rules that they have to follow, but after reading the possible reasons why teens nowadays
are often troubled, i think it's but reasonable enough to protect them from the bad influences outside our home.