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 Why Your Grumpy Teen Doesn’t Want to Talk to You

You have to admit that the headline is brilliant…

Two powerful quotes from this article:

“We send our teenagers a powerful, reassuring message when we accept and are not alarmed by their inscrutable unease: I can bear your distress, and you can, too.”

“A wise teenager in my practice once said to me, ‘You know, I’m 90 percent of the way over what happened at school by the time I get home. Rehashing it all for my mom isn’t going to help me get past it.’ Even when we don’t know the source of our child’s turmoil, we should operate from the assumption that our teenager will soon feel better.”

Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso