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Parenting Teenagers

Empathize! You were once a teenager too.

Published: October 31, 2009

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Visitor Comments: 14

(14) leah riech, August 1, 2010 6:21 PM

thank you so much i am a teenager & i think my mom will gain a lot by your 5 min speech its really true & a pleasure to hear ppl. stick up for us

(13) SusanE, November 6, 2009 7:00 PM

Did that teenager thing.

I raised two teens during the 70's and 80's. Woodstock,Hippies and Free Love, Counter culture, anti-Viet Nam protests, Drugs and other things I had never dealt with. Don't fool yourself, your kids aren't perfect. But you can make the transition easier for them from dependent to independent. Your teenagers need to be given choices and to be able to make their own decisions as they grow from 13 into adults. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Lay the ground rules early. There were certain rules in our household when I was a teen.. NO DRUGS! NO DRINKING! NO DISRESPECTING YOUR MOTHER OR FATHER. Those were non-negotiable! Pretty much everything else was open for consideration.

(12) Esther, November 6, 2009 2:46 PM


thank you Lori, i have tears in my eyes after listening to this video you are terrific in your wisdon, this helped me so much i hope to meet you some day, i feel as though i kinow you already, i am freinds with many of the ladies that went on the Isreal trip this past simmer from Atlanta, we are truly bless to have you in our life and i am truly thankful to Hashem for having you to listen to and get ideas from, thank you from the bottom of my heart all the best Esther Taratoot

(11) Lindsay, November 5, 2009 2:29 PM

One through it, one in it, one coming up

Thanks for the excellent info...I have three children, one of whom has made it through his teens, a daughter in hers, and another daughter less than 2 years away from becoming a teen. But even with all that, sometime I need a reminder. Thank you! :-)

(10) Dr. T, November 4, 2009 4:08 PM

Sorry but it sound hard to believe it's about transit

The teens are suffering not from a “transitional” syndrome but from a parental syndrome. The parents gave them so much we are looking for explanations and excuses. Let's take it back! The Parental Authority and this teen problem will not disappear but diminish to “normal” levels. We deserve it but mainly, our kids deserve it to have a better future. Discipline is not punishment, “unconditional love” (as to speak today) and “endless forgiveness” can harm them. Life and society in general will not be so forgiven to them in the future

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