Teens writing about “Problems with Parents”

Every parent of a teen knows that things can get very rocky at home. Communication breaks down and sometimes it can feel that all you and your teenage son and daughter do is talk “at” each other. You’ve got lots of complaints and frustrations about your teen’s behavior. Many are totally justified, for sure! But have you ever wondered what your kids’ complaints and frustrations are in their dealings with you? Have a look at some of the email Terra gets from teens who have asked for help in dealing with their parents. Their questions and Terra’s responses might encourage you to try some new strategies for making peace in your family.

Problems with Parents

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“My father hits me every chance he gets.” Clarissa
“I want a date w/o MOM!” Not Momma's Boy
“My mom is so negative!” Frustrated
“How can I get my girlfriend's dad to trust me?” Confused
“I'm scared to tell my mom I've got my first boyfriend.” Sorta confused and nervous
“I think my parents are getting a divorce.” Really freaked
“I'm scared of my own Mom!” Needing Help
“I'll never talk to my parents about this.” Depressed
“I'm tired of lying to my parents.” Trudeau
“I have never gotten along with my mom.” Enough
“My sister is causing problems for the whole family!” Stressed Brother
“I don't like my stepdad-to-be.” Freaked Out
“My parents are doing drugs!” Green
“Awesome guy. Not so awesome smoking problem.” Squeaky Clean
“To date or not to date?” Getting Gray
“What can I do to help my family?” Crashing and Burning
“I don't trust my mom's boyfriend.” EMO
“My parents won't let me have enough time on the computer!” Bored
“I just found out that my mom smokes!” Freakin' Out
“I need a car!” Carless

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