Link: As Teens Push Away, What Can Parents Do To Support Them? | MindShift | KQED News

Great, quick read for parents who are journeying through life with their teenagers.

My favorite clip:

When teens push themselves away, says Hill, “it does not mean that they don’t want and crave their parents’ acceptance of their identities and interests. One of my colleagues said parenting teens is like hugging a cactus. Even as the ‘warm fuzzies’ are not often reciprocated, teens still need them, still need to know they are loved unconditionally. Don’t miss the opportunity to say or show love, warmth and affection toward even your most prickly teen.”

 

via As Teens Push Away, What Can Parents Do To Support Them? | MindShift | KQED News.

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