We all know, either first hand or by hearsay, how challenging the teen years can be.  These are the years that they are not quite adults but at the same time are learning and wanting to behave as such.  There is a love/hate relationship between parent and teen and the letting part is exhilarating, painful, exhausting but necessary. 

I recently ran across a blog that summarizes some important guidelines when it comes to teens.  They may not love us during this period of time, but believe me, it is short compared to the rest of their lives.

http://www.babysitting.net/blog/10-ways-to-be-the-mom-your-teen-hates/ 

Enjoy and let me hear your thoughts,

Take care,

Dr. de Freitas