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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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helping your teen with remembering

you forgot your __________ again?

Here's the Problem

You've reminded your son or daughter at least 10 times in the last 24 hours not to forget his or her (fill in the blank). You know, whatever that thing is: books, sports equipment, permission slip, lunch, etc. etc. etc. This is now becoming a daily ritual. You say, “Don't forget,” and they say with increasing frustration, “I won't!” It's as if they've never forgotten anything in their lives. And then of course there's the phone call from school or from practice: “Hiiiii,” said in the sweetest and most loving voice you've ever heard from your teen, and then ...

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