Let’s be honest – when has a parent or teacher of an adolescent not been confronted with a struggle to connect with the young person in their life? Or had the thought that this teenager wants nothing more than to be somewhere else other than with them? Or had to deal with an acting-out behavior that can be described as insensitive, defiant or destructive?
Put the shoe on the other foot. What adolescent doesn’t struggle with their identity at some point along the way, whether they admit it or not?