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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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Here's the Problem

“You're so annoying!” “Stop asking me so many questions!” “Stop texting me every five minutes!” Sound familiar? I'm guessing that at least once a day, after another “interview” with your teen that's gone awry, you feel the door being metaphorically shut in your face. What went wrong? You ran down your checklist, question by question with your teen, hoping and praying you'd find out something about his day and his life. The college students I've surveyed, and the countless teens I have counseled and talked to, cite the “nosiness” of their parents as being their most irritating quality. ...

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