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.  The 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"  that describes the things that her parents did to avoid the trap of a … [Read more...]