There’s typical teenage angst and rebellion. And then there’s behavior that goes beyond what is “appropriate” behavior that can cause parents to feel worry, shame, and a sense of hopelessness. What parents in this predicament need most is support. This CareNote offers it, along with guidance for correcting not only a teen’s troubling behavior, but also adjusting parents’ attitudes. Helpful sections include: Check your parenting self-image, See things as they really are, and Make adjustments where needed in your approach.
By Jim Auer