2. Understand That They Are Upset

Sometimes teenagers talk back because they are upset. It is still no excuse and it doesn’t fly in our home, either way. But it can help me as a parent to know what is going on with my child more if I can step back out of the situation for a moment. Are they upset about something? Are they frustrated by their lack of choices? This isn’t always fixable but sometimes it is.

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