For all parents who have teens, and for my future teen/s as well. That’ll take a long while, but still good to know these things in advance!
There’s no doubt about it.
Navigating life with a teenager at home can be a little tricky.
All those hormones raging through the bloodstream will sometimes have you walking on eggshells.
(Of course, teens might say the same thing about living with a menopausal mother, but that’s another post for another day.)
No parent is perfect. We all make mistakes. And it is sometimes necessary for us to make decisions that won’t necessarily be popular with our kids.
But if we can somehow manage to avoid the biggies — if we can refrain from doing these things our teens hate most — then our homes might be much happier, both during the teen years and beyond.
Your teenager hates to disappoint you. Whether he acts like it or not, he is hungry for your affirmation and approval. He needs to know that your love for him is unconditional. Yes…
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