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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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my kid the quitter

why won't my teen stick with anything?

Here's the Problem

With much enthusiasm, your teen signs up for a sport, a musical instrument, or an after-school club. Halfway into the season, lessons, or semester she tells you she wants to quit. Sound familiar? I'm guessing you have a number of rental agreements for the trumpets or clarinets now gathering dust in the hall closet, or expensive must-have sports equipment abandoned in the basement. On the one hand, you're disappointed in your teen: “She never finishes anything; she has no passion. I don't want her to learn that if you don't like something, you can just quit it. I hate ...

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