KEEP LINES OF COMMUNICATION OPEN:
- Be honest with each other about your joys, concerns and fears of raising a teenager.
- Avoid blaming each other for your teenager’s shortcomings. Remember that his or her brain is a work in progress.
- Be supportive of each other as a couple, and keep the love bucket full.
Maisielin Ross, program lead and certified family life educator, SmartCouples (University of Florida Extension Office)