Joy or Survival?

......Some Free Guidance for Parenting Teens

Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.   ~  Henry David Thoreau

 

 

Being a parent requires work

 

 

Do parents treat their teens
the way they would like to be treated?

 

 

Give me a break

 

 

Listening

 

 

The Quote of Last Resort

 

 

Respect

 

 

Trust

 

 

Humor

 

 

Unconditional Love

 

 

How Can We Show Love to Our Teens?

 

 

Food, Clothing, Shelter and School-- 

A Different Approach To Parenting Difficult Teens

 
Recipe
for a Happy Family (c)

 

 

 

Start with generous amounts
of respect and trust.

 

Combine with humor to taste.
Usually the more humor
the better the taste.

 

Occasionally spice with

honest disagreements.

 

Blend well with

unconditional love.

 

Serves an entire family

for a lifetime.

Mark Littman

Therapy and Counseling Center
 
for teens & adults in Newton, Sparta, Vernon 
and Sussex County New Jersey

 MA, LPC, NCC

973 . 300 . 5338

Text: 973-632-6617