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Parenting a teenager can be both challenging and rewarding.
Many teens have conflicting feelings about growing up and aren't yet able to
gracefully manage these emotions. They can be inconsistent with their
affections, argumentative, and at times even hurtful. As your teen struggles
with becoming independent, it is natural for him or her to detach from you at
times. Remember that your teen still needs you. Although he or she may not ever
let on, your unconditional love and guidance are important and valued.
The following suggestions may help you communicate with and support your
teenager during a time of uncertainty and change:
October 22, 2013
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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