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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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you can't always get what you want

the demanding and entitled teen

Here's the Problem

Your teen walks into the kitchen while you're preparing dinner and says, “I need to go to Staples” or “All my jeans are dirty and I need you to do my laundry” or “I'm going to Dan's house and I need a ride,” etc. From a teen's point of view, needs and wants take precedence over anything of importance that you might be doing. God forbid you have something else to do and you politely say, “Honey I can't, I have to [fill in the blank].”

Perhaps your teen makes a demand and you get aggravated. How dare she think that you will just be at her beck and call! You say ...

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