“My 14-year-old daughter constantly abandons her coat on the floor and leaves half-eaten food in the living room and crumpled papers in the hall. I end up cleaning up after her, which I’ve repeatedly told her makes me upset.
She’s a smart, talented kid. So why does she keep pushing my buttons?
At some point most parents feel as if their teenager is acting in ways to intentionally make them angry. But experts say that the interaction is often more about the way the parent responds than about the teenager’s behavior.”
I was lucky enough to be one of the experts interviewed for this piece. Head on over to The New York Times to read the rest of the article, as well as my thoughts on the topic.