Parents of teenagers often wonder what the heck happened – where is their kid and who is the alien in their place. And of course teenagers are wondering how they ever managed to cope with these frustrating parents that they just realized are restricting them, telling them what to do and may seem suddenly so unreasonable and old-fashioned. Fortunately ( well so far for me anyway) love and patience from both parties, usually gets you through it (ask me again in a few more years).
Working out strategies for conflict – so everyone knows what to expect, can help.
But watching this video clip will really help everyone understand a lot more about why we change in the teenage years (as we make huge transformations) .
Thanks Ted Youth and Jill Bolte Taylor.