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The rules of disengagement

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Imagine you are a single mother of 15 year old boy and you don’t want to him to go to a Saturday night party.    He puffs his chest, curls his lip and barks:   “You’re kidding. You can’t make me stay home tonight. NO Way!”    What do you do?   Handle him as if you have taken delivery of a parcel with Handle with extreme care! printed across it. You would stand back and approach the parcel slowly and deliberately knowing there is probably something fragile inside.   Teens can say cruel things and challenge their parents in ways they never would have dreamed of as children.   It’s important to understand that teenagers have outgrown their brains and they have faulty judgement. With hormones raging and physical changes they battle being in charge of the bodies as well as their brains. ...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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