Family Matters: Your teenager is not done yet
When children become adolescents, many parents watch baffled as their formerly loving, calm, responsible child turn into someone they don’t recognize. The changes may be subtle at first but soon the streaked haired, weird clothed, sulking and sullen alien stands before their eyes. Some teens engage in risky behaviors that can ruin their lives forever (Diving too fast, driving while texting, and having unprotected sex come to mind). It’s painful to watch and even more difficult to abide. Some parents report that their teen,(seemingly overnight) became maddeningly self-centered, rude, selfish, and, a pompous know-it-all whom they can no longer reach no matter how hard they try.