Teens Don’t Need to Rebel


On our radio program, Lisa and I are constantly reminding parents that the idea that teens must rebel is one of the most pernicious lies affecting the family today. ┬áThe idea of adolescent rebellion, in fact adolescence itself, was unknown before the 20th century and even then, the idea of teenagers rebelling was uncommon until mid-century.A friend of mine pointed me to this article by a self-described "perfect teen" ┬áthat describes the things that her parents did to avoid the trap of a … [Read more...]