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How to Connect with Your iTeen by Linda Perlman Gordon, Susan Morris Shaffer

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Psychology: Lost in Translation

Adolescence is not about letting go. It’s about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.

—Ron Taffel (2006)

Have They Lost Their Minds?

If you’re reading this chapter, you’ve reached those dreaded teenage years. In the words of one mother, “I remember my friends with older kids saying, ‘You think the terrible twos are bad; just wait till adolescence!’ Now I’m here and feel both overwhelmed and clueless.” It’s a turbulent and confusing time when your child may still conform at school but acts out and resists the rules at home. The child your teacher says is a delight has developed a major attitude, and you find yourself ...

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