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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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teen self-absorption

my teen the narcissist

Here's the Problem

At my seminars and in my coaching sessions, parents often ask, “Is it unrealistic to expect that my teen gets me? How about our hard day at work, and keeping up with the schedules and activities of our three children, and taking care of an aging parent?” How hard is it for them to understand that parents are also stressed to the max and can't always be available to “take me, show me, buy me”? The short answer is it's very hard. Your teen is a narcissist, plain and simple. But don't worry. It's not a lifetime personality disorder, just a short-term one.

Why It's a Problem

Your teen's ...

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