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Maintaining control, allowing for independence
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Last week we talked about the challenge of getting teens to listen, having them conform to some basic expectations and handling the struggle between control and independence.If you have a teen, then the term “conflict” is no stranger. As we said last week, conflict is normal in a parent-teen relationship. But how do we manage the conflict, enforce expectations and still allow for growth?Parents set limits, teens push them.