You can read the first blog post of the series here ~ What You Really Need To Know About Emotional Teens.
On the top of my to-do list, today was writing this blog on how to handle emotional teens. It’s easy to make that a goal and spout all types of wonderful advice on a good day. But today has not been a good day. One of my teens has been especially sassy and confrontational. At fifteen she’s usually a complaint kid, but the last week she’s been testy and moody. Today has been by far the worst of it, and after her sassy attitude and disrespectful words, I sent her to her room, and I also retreated to my room for a good cry. As hard as I try to hold myself together around my kids—and not get angry and emotional myself—I still get mad. Why in the world do I have to deal with this? I also still get upset. I don’t deserve to be treated this way … after all that I do for my kids. The tears are falling even as I write this.
There are many reasons why teens are emotional, and I’m the first to tell you that negative emotions shouldn’t be ignored. There’s something going on deep within my daughter today. It may just be hormones, but then again, it could be something more. I know that later when we’re both in a more stable mood, I’ll need to talk to her about what’s really going on. That’s the mom thing I need to do, even when I don’t feel like it. When dealing with an emotional teen, it’s important to dig in and pull close to your teen, even when you feel like pulling away.
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