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Coping With Teens
Most of us were never taught to be parents. So we can't help but disappoint ourselves sometimes. How often have you heard yourself using very words you hated hearing from your own parents?
When our kids become teenagers, it gets even harder. They seem to reject everything we've taught them. As far as they're concerned, we know nothing. Our values and beliefs are constantly challenged. Every word we utter is seen as interference. Emotions run high.
But we're more important to our teens than ever. As they try out values of their peers, who are more influential than ever, we counter pull of drugs, alcohol and early sex. These entangle children every day and can ruin their lives.
Here are some links that might help: The turbulent teens Getting along with your teen Dealing with anger Ignoring problems won't make them go away What to do if your teen runs away If you need to talk
We've compiled a lot of helpful suggestions for finding a missing child right here. Keep in mind that runaways often travel short distances and come back after a few days. Nonetheless, take action immediately.