Jennifer Kolari Discusses Having a Good Relationship With Tweens and Teens

kolari thumbnailThis week at Kolari’s Corner on InfoMommy, Jennifer Kolari answers a reader’s question about how to deal with a tween who is increasingly hostile. Jennifer explains that teenagers’ brains are still maturing and they may have trouble keeping perspective. She advises parents not to take their child’s behavior personally and to be extra-vigilant about using their best parenting practices, such as mirroring and neutrally enforcing limits, to ensure that their children continue to feel lovable even as they act out. Read Jennifer’s full answer or check out her other advice at Kolari’s Corner.

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