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When a small skirmish between parents and teens ignites into World War Three â€¦ Mom and Dad feel like giving up and walking away.
If your home is the site of daily battles between you and your teenâ€¦ you may know the feeling.Â Iâ€™ve met parents who give up in the fightâ€¦ just because theyâ€™re battle- weary.Â No fighting seems really good compared to always fighting.Â But it often comes at the expense of growth on the part of the teen and the parent.
Take a rest.Â Choose to lay off correcting and arguing for a few days.Â But donâ€™t give up on training your child altogether.Â You might miss the fact that conflict can lead to some of the biggest growth.
So donâ€™t give up!Â Handled appropriately, conflict can be your friend.
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