How to Survive the Holidays with Teens
This article,"How to Survive the Holidays with Teens", by Ellen Braaten, PhD., focuses on the stresses of raising teenagers during the winter holdiay season. The author acknowledges the often strained relationship between parents and children. She also points out the importance of giving teens a measure of independence. To help parents, Braaten suggests the following: decide what is important to your family, get your teen involved in thinking about others and don't let your teen's moodiness affect everyone. The author also encourages parents to keep their expectations and "just chill."