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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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getting to know your teen's drinking personality

what motivates your teen to drink or do drugs?

Here's the Problem

Adolescence is a time of life that's full of experimentation. Teens are literally seeing the world and all its options through a new brain. The beer in the refrigerator, the vodka in the liquor cabinet, or those funny little cigarettes some of their friends may be smoking are suddenly of great interest. In childhood, they were puzzled about why grown-ups drank something that tasted so “yucky.” Now they understand that it's less about the taste and more about the way it makes you feel. For a teen who lives in a brain built for wild ...

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