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

Letters 21 to 40 of 105

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“Do you think it's okay to have a co-ed sleep-over?” Tyrone
“I hate that I can't go anywhere without my parents.” Old Enough
“My parents and my teacher are on my case.” Unsure
“I got a new piercing that my parents don't know about.” Oops
“My mom said I could have a boyfriend but now...” Lulu
“How can I get my mom to see that I don't need more friends?” Just Fine Thanks!
“My mom is starting to hit me.” Freakin' Out
“Me and my mom have our days.” Parentally Controlled
“No one in my family really knows me.” Mad
“My mom is so disappointed in me.” Wondering
“I think my dad is watching porn!” Grossed Out
“That's just what my mom said!” Karate Kid
“I'm afraid to tell my mom that I'm pregnant.” Freakin' Out
“My parents don't think I know how to make good decisions.” Unfair
“What will I do if my mom finds out that I'm cutting?” Lying Lines
“My mom is against my staying with my aunt.” Frustrated
“I'm tired of having fights with my parents about my boyfriend.” Crying in Love
“My mom hates my music!” KiKi
“My parents are against everything I do, even cheerleading.” Arg
“I want more piercings but my parents won't let me.” Wanting More

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