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Bad Teenagers equal Bad Parenting

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Teenagers are like five year olds. If your parenting skills are bad, you will produce BAD teenagers.

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by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 11:23 PM
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by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Doesn't always work out that way. I knew teens in high school that were total assholes and their parents were awesome, other way around as well. Doesn't really work for teens.

by Anonymous 24 on Feb. 5, 2013 at 7:08 AM

My DD is 17 and is a great kid.  I would love to think it is because of our "superior" parenting skills but the reality is that our parenting is only part of the reason.  She has both academic and athletic skills that have enabled her to excell in school and sports, she has never been the victim of bullying, she has a close circle of long-time friends that are also "good teens", and she has very specific long range goals that require she stay focussed on school.  Some of this has been facilitated by the fact that we are, and have always been, engaged as parents but some of it is her inherent personality and luck.

My DDs best friend is valedictorian.  Her academic path and social circle is very similar to my DDs.  But she has been in and out of foster homes since the age of 6, emancipated at 16 and currently has custody to her two younger siblings.  Good parenting did not play a role in her becoming a good teen/adult.

by Anonymous 18 on Feb. 5, 2013 at 7:14 AM

I think you meant to say bad parenting equals bad teenagers.

Cause and effect Dear!

by Silver Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 12:22 PM

My DD is 12, so not quite a teenager yet. I was an awesome parent until puberty hit. Now I suck. I have no idea what I am doing.

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