Teen Up

There are some intentional ways parents can influence adolescent behavior. Less obvious, but often more powerful for being unexpected and contradictory, are those that are unintentional. Sometimes we as parents just don’t know where we went wrong. In this segment, “The apple that fell,” our goal is to start with the Parents. The Roots! Sometimes we find that we as parents has some baggage deep down that we never realize that affects our kids. So, the lesson when it comes to parental influence is sometimes this: to change your adolescent’s behavior, first consider different ways that you could change your own.