How dare you talk to me like that? I didn't raise you to be a smart mouth! The tendency to speak in such a way.
With a new school year starting, many parents find themselves gearing up for another round of bad attitudes and power struggles with their kids. It drives me crazy to see him wasting his time like this, when he should be focusing on school so he can get into college and get a real job. The danger is that kids use that fantasy to justify their poor attitude around their responsibilities.
It can drive a parent to distraction -- no matter what the topic, your teen wants to argue and sass. It's natural to respond in anger; after all, you're the parent. While it may prove your kid is no pushover, he needs to be respectful with you, so don't let him push your buttons.
Most kids go through phases where they are sassy, sarcastic, mouthy, or disrespectful. The extreme end of the continuum is verbal abuse. The middle is various forms of disrespect.
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Show less One of the hardest things about parenthood is watching your sweet little child who used to worship you transition into a back-talking teenager with a surly attitude. Your teenager might be driving you up the wall, but if you want to have a peaceful home, it's important that you have a concrete plan in place about how to punish bad behavior and encourage good behavior.
Being unpopular during adolescence, however, can inflict deep, long-lasting psychological wounds. Youngsters who grow up as social outcasts may be more likely to misbehave, feel depressed and do poorly in school. When a youngster lacks friends, parents should be concerned regardless of whether she complains about her situation.
A tweet went viral this week for seemingly being sent from a teen girl's smart fridge after her mom confiscated all her devices. However, the narrative behind the tweet has prompted skepticism after BuzzFeed News demonstrated on Wednesday that the tweet's source label, "LG Smart Refrigerator," could easily be faked. The fridge tweet was the culmination of what seemed to be a battle of wills between a year-old girl named Dorothy and her mom.
We all know teenagers need two things most for their growing bodies: food and sleep. These eating habits lead to one in seven American teens being at risk for diabetes. Replacing fresh fruits and vegetables with an overload of sugar and fat unfortunately leads to disastrous results.