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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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good cop–bad cop

a parenting dilemma

Here's the Problem

When kids are young, arguments between parents tend toward discussions about how each of you think your kids should eat, or how much TV or computer time they should have, or what time they should go to bed. Arguments that parents of teens have with each other tend to get much more personal: “You never say NO!” or “All you ever do is say NO!” or “Why am I always the bad guy?” or “Don't you remember when you were a teen? Can't you just lighten up?”

Worries about your teen's safety and future and his success in life are present in every decision and negotiation you have with him. Differences ...

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