Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence

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How Detachment Ends Dependence Between Parent and Adolescent

Adolescence is the "hard half of parenting" because that is when the awkward, anxious dance of detachment must begin. Read More

This Only Applies To Normal People.

What you said was well and fine in a "normal" home
situation. Not all folks are raised in a healthy manner.
I think, for example the Casey Anthony case of a few years
ago should be studied 8 ways to Sunday. That is a perfect
example of how NOT to raise an adolescent.

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Carl Pickhardt, Ph.D., is a psychologist in Austin, Texas. His most recent books are: The Connected Father, The Future of Your Only Child, and Stop Screaming.

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