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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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party planning with your teen

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Here's the Problem

Quite simply, teens love to party, anywhere, anytime. Teens are spontaneous and extremely mobile, which means that a simple tweet or text can send hordes of kids to a new party location in a matter of minutes. Parents who have “just left the building”—out for dinner with friends, for example—might return home to find a party in full swing.

Maybe you and your honey have finally found time to steal a weekend away for the first time in years, or perhaps there's a family event out of town and your kids aren't going. You have plans in place for your teens to stay with friends or family ...

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