Via: DegreeSearch.org Originally posted 2011-05-19 08:53:07.
Parenting middle school children is kind of like a close encounter with an alien species: suddenly the child who was calm, collected, and fairly responsive to parental intervention is an expert on imitating The Blob at one moment, and a raging tiger the next.
What to do?
Here are some tips that will help you understand why that hulking stranger in your child’s bedroom sometimes acts like they do.
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I’ve been noticing a disturbing trend among the parenting crowd. I guess it took me a while to catch on; but it somehow it seems to be seeping up through the fabric of our society like sewer water creeps out from underneath a poorly sealed toilet base. It’s bad enough that we seem to have […]
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Parenting teenagers is definitely not a job for the faint of heart. Gone are the days when your little one cradled your chin and gave you butterfly kisses on the nose. Instead, parents are faced with disdain, constant criticism, and even downright hostility: you are the “enemy,” the other side, and will probably remain so […]