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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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deflection and denial

your teen's main defense mechanisms

Here's the Problem

A mom called me recently for help. She described this situation: “My daughter comes in the door from school. I innocently say, ‘Hi honey, how was your day?’ I expect the usual grunt, but instead I'm bombarded by an avalanche of anger about issues that had nothing to do with school, ones that I thought had been resolved weeks before. And this all comes out of nowhere!” Baffled by this display of emotion, Mom gets hooked into the argument, a rehashing of old business. They both go to bed angry.

The next morning the daughter, sweet as pie, confesses to her mom that her ...

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