Today we answer the question that Thor asked a couple weeks ago:
“… if we were to make a list of the exceptions to the “you should treat teens the way you should treat adults” rule, what would be on it? Anything?”
Excellent question – I hope the answer does it justice.
PS I mention that I was the “expert guest” on a live radio show yesterday. If you want to listen to the recording of it, here’s a link. [oops – she gave me a broken link, stay tuned.]
(Which makes me think – golly- I should have done a show “managing the inevitable parenting aggravations of the holiday season” but I didn’t think of it until 45 seconds ago. Well, just hold on to your hats for 350 days and I’ll get to it, I swear. In the meantime here’s the punch line: you can’t win, so try not to try. They’re going to get the throw ups, wake up in a bad mood, and be dissastified with their presents. Maybe some gin in the cider will help. Happy holidays!)