How to Parent Your Teenager.
Their world has drastically changed. Parents need to change, too.
We have met the enemy. And he is us. (Pogo)
You Are Your Teenager’s Parent, Not Boss
Parents: don’t be your own worst enemy. Teenagers are still your children. You are still their parent. But you are no longer their boss. You’ve been fired.
Your task now is to get rehired as a consultant. This will happen only when they want it–not when you want it. But you can do things that will give yourself a reasonable chance to get “back in your teenager’s good graces,” so that he or she is willing to cooperate with you much more and be less defiant, as I will show you.