How To Raise A Teenager Without Losing Your Mind
Most parents do not relish parenting teenagers. Teaching them to drive is terrifying. Catching them drinking - and puking - for the first time is appalling. The horrors of teenage sexuality. The surliness, the lying, the sleeping until 3 pm…
Dealing with teenagers is a grind, a bore, something to be SURVIVED.
But I love being a parent to teenagers, as I recently told Michel Martin on NPR’s Tell Me More.
There was a parenting roundtable discussion about Dr. Daniel Seigel’s terrific new book, Brainstorm: An Inside-Out Guide to The Emerging Adolescent Mind, Ages 12 to 24.
Sure, parenting teenagers is tough. It’s the F**K-You-Now-Tuck-Me-In phase. Constant emotional whiplash. Hold me close, now get away.