“How the hell am I supposed to believe anything he says anymore?!” Moms frustration with her teenage son was evident. Now she was looking to me to explain why he was lying all the time and how to correct the problem and put boundaries in place in the future.
Two decades ago I would have told you all I wanted for my kids was that they grow up to be "happy." The most important lesson I've learned along their raising is that the path I think they should be on may not be their destiny. And what a gift it is to witness their journey!
It's flattering when someone comments about your teen's likeness to you, right? But what if you begin to see behavior or hear comments from your son or daughter that remind you of you at their age? When your adolescent triggers you, here is a 3-step process to creating a stronger relationship, rather than a disconnect.