Parents: How Are You Seeing Your Teenager? There’s What They Do and There’s Who They Are

Parents: How Are You Seeing Your Teenager? There’s What They Do and There’s Who They Are

When it comes to selecting indicators of a child’s favorable prospective adjustment to adult life, many Americans educators and parents have opted for the measurable and binary kinds—grades, class rankings, RBIs, how many extracurriculars, uses drugs or doesn’t, in...
Have a Moody Teenager? What to Do When You’re Tired of “Walking on Eggshells”

Have a Moody Teenager? What to Do When You’re Tired of “Walking on Eggshells”

      “Julia is so sensitive I can’t say anything to her without it causing a big blow-up!” exclaimed Julia’s mom. “How am I supposed to raise this kid? I’ve got to be able to talk with her—she’s only fifteen!”  Julia’s mother had a good point. She did need to be able...