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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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too much, too soon

understanding age-appropriate privileges

Here's the Problem

Remember when you were a little kid and you wanted to stay up later, get your ears pierced, own a bigger or fancier bike, wear certain kinds of clothes, or see certain kinds of movies? Your parents would say, “When you're older you'll be able to _______.” As children we looked forward to those “markers” that signified a move toward “being old enough to ___________.” Rites of passage and markers that suggest maturity define leaving one stage behind and moving on to another. Adolescence offers the opportunity to experience new and different kinds of activities, take ...

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