52. Waving or drowning?
Recent research revealed that one in three parents feels like a failure.
There may be times when you feel as though you can’t cope with your teen, but don’t despair.
You may have days when you just feel lost, and you don’t know what to do with your teenager. You may even long for the days when she was little and hung on to your every word, almost feeling that you don’t know the young person that lives in your house any more.
Relax – you are not alone. Most parents of teens have days like these, if they are honest. Knowing you are not alone can help you to bear the stress even if it does not solve the problem.
Like most parents, you may find that you search for reasons for her antisocial or unacceptable behaviour, ...