How do you cope with teenagers

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Stacey - posted on 02/01/2009

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I have two right now and I'm struggeling with pot, girlfriends, etc. It seems as though there are constantly teenagers in my basement hanging out. I get so frustrated but I deal with it by being completely open and honest with them. They trust me and share most everything with me. (some things that I don't want to know) But we have a very good relationship. They both came to me when they wanted to talk about birth control, etc. They feel as though they can come to me about anything and that's really worked for me. The relationship needs to be stern but open minded. Try not to be criticle and offer suggestions instead of telling them what to do. They feel as though they're making their own choices this way and you're simply suggesting. But every once in a while you just have to ground them and take away car keys, etc to get your point accross.



Good luck...let me know if you'd like to chat more about this.

Christine - posted on 01/31/2009

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You cope with teenagers just as we cope with so many other things- by reminding yourself that it is only temporary!

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