aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

It’s actually good when your teenager argues back

I don’t know if you are the parent of a teen, but sometimes it feels like every other conversation I have with Teen becomes an argument. My husband longs for a time when a parent’s word was unquestioned (I’m not sure I remember any such time myself), but no matter how much we wish it were different, she does like to argue her point.

And maybe that’s a good thing. Because as Time magazine reports, New research shows that adolescents who quickly backed down during an argument with their mother had a harder time resisting peer pressure to use drugs and alcohol than teens who were able to calmly, persuasively, and persistently argue their point with Mom.

Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2011/12/22/arguing-with-mom-helps-teens-fend-off-peer-pressure/#ixzz1jaIfx4Hl

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