Challenging the idea that all teens are horrible.
Many of us have heard people talk about teens negatively and we may have thought it ourselves. But most teens are hardworking; going to school plus carrying part-time jobs or doing volunteer work. Hardly the myth of the horrible teen, says Julie Ross, author of How To Hug a Porcupine. “The horrible adolescent years is mainly a myth. And parents need to recognize that we really need to stop perpetuating that myth because it makes everybody apprehensive. The truth of the matter is that adolescents are incredibly enjoyable creatures, if you give them the room to do what they need to do developmentally and you enjoy the process that they’re undergoing, You really give them then the freedom to enjoy it themselves, because it can be a very entertaining, loving and fun time of relationship building for parent and teenager.”
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