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This month in “Teens 101: Hacks, Ideas, Commiserations, and Small Wonders,” Catherine share her thoughts on parenting and living, starting off with the reflection on the adage, “No one lies on their death bed wishing they spent more time at the office.”

What are the effects of antagonistic relationships? What would it take to maintain supportive relationships between adults and teens and reduce or even eradicate antagonism? This month in “Teens 101: Hacks, Ideas, Commiserations and Small Wonders,” Hilltown Families Contributor, Catherine Gobron, reflects on these questions and how slowing down to consideration and respect our teens might be an answer.

This month in “Teen 101: Hacks, Ideas, Commiserations and Small Wonders,” Catherine takes a look at how her own ego sometimes gets in the way of allowing her children to make choices that are right for them. Learning to listen and let go allows her kids to choose what’s best.

This adolescent period is a clunky time for all mammals- one long and clumsy transition. As adults, our role is to walk the impossible balance of supporting just enough challenge and exposure so that they can gain necessary skills, with enough safety and protection to prevent injury.

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