Posted June 3, 2014 by jimhigley
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To those of you who still have cute, little kids who think you’re the greatest thing since their pacifier, I bring bad news:
Those kids are going to turn on you someday. Some will stop talking. Others will only grunt. And some will think that you are the root of all things bad in their life. This is one of the most painful parts of parenting. It usually happens during the tweens or teens. Or both. In my 24 years of parenting, it’s one of the deepest valleys I’ve known.
The good news is that much of it can be softened, if not avoided. But you’re going to have to work at it — just like you do with every other important relationship in your life. Start by trying these four tips: (READ MORE…)