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When a small skirmish between parents and teens ignites into World War Three … Mom and Dad feel like giving up and walking away.
If your home is the site of daily battles between you and your teen… you may know the feeling. I’ve met parents who give up in the fight… just because they’re battle- weary. No fighting seems really good compared to always fighting. But it often comes at the expense of growth on the part of the teen and the parent.
Take a rest. Choose to lay off correcting and arguing for a few days. But don’t give up on training your child altogether. You might miss the fact that conflict can lead to some of the biggest growth.
So don’t give up! Handled appropriately, conflict can be your friend.
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