Small children disturb your sleep, big children your life. ~Yiddish Proverb

Angry words.  Raised voices.  Slammed doors.
“You never let me do anything!” “I hate you!” “You just don’t understand!”

Any parent with teenagers in the house will recognize some of these milder forms of rebellion. Although we’ve Teenage rebellionall personally experienced these years (or maybe because we’ve experienced them), many of us anticipate with dread “the rebellious teen years”.  We struggle to survive as parents. It’s so hard to watch your pride and joy turn into an emotional wrecking ball, and then to have to also deal with the ripple effects that this has on the rest of the family.

So how do we deal with teenage rebellion? Read More