For Your Family: 'Surviving Your Adolescents'

September 17, 2012 4:50:26 AM PDT
In this "For Your Family," surviving your child's teenage years!

If you have a teen at home, you know about the rolling of the eyes and teens answering your questions with "fine" and "nothing." It can be a daily struggle.

Dr. Thomas Phelan has some help in his new book, Surviving Your Adolescents. He is also the author of the very popular 1,2,3 Magic book, which Judy Hsu says works like magic on little kids..

One of the biggest points from the book is that once a child becomes a teenager, a parent's role changes from a director to a consultant.

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If you're a parent of a teenager:

Don't take it personally
Manage and let go
Stay in touch
Take care of yourself
Relax and enjoy the movie


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