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I read an article entitled She says Back Off Mom She Means I Need You Dr Nancy Snyderman who is in late 40s and rasing two teenage daughters talks about the struggles and perils of teenage life She not only describes their turmoil but hers as well Moments with her daughters lead to flashbacks of her own childhood Her mother was so young compared to her Dr Nancy would have never thought for a moment not to do her homework or to pick a fight with her mother She just simply followed her parents rules How ironic Today she cant even get her own daughters to hear her let alone listen Adolescent years are difficult for both the children and the parents One day it seems your drying their tears and the next you are crying your own Loving children now dont want touched Confident little girls turn into sullen teens Their childlike faces are now just turned into shells Study after study has found that adolescent daughters need their parents more than ever now It is just in different way than when they were 5 or 6 The shifting of gears is the hardest part Even though teens have a stereotype of being angry and rejecting there is still a great amount of vulnerability hidden underneath the surface The teenage rebel without a cause is obsessed with friend that lead them astray determine to spend as little time as possible with their parents Of course they are at the mercy of their raging hormones too Our culture teaches us to get ready for the inevitable-a hurricane of spouting hormones and pent up hostility Some mothers try to cope by wanting to be their teenage daughters buddy Many teenagers dont want or need another buddy especially one as old as their mother This method usually backfires Others solve the problem by letting their adolescent basically go their own way According to the Natural Academy of
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