What to Do When Your Teen Hates You-MainPhoto


Look forward.
Dealing with a difficult teenager can result in days that feel like months, and months that feel like decades. But your child’s teenage years will end, and with (mutual) love and understanding, your terrible teen will blossom into a mature, caring, responsible adult who once again loves her mom. “Trust that this time will pass and practice loving communication,” advises Kester. Who knows, when your teens are all grown-up and headed off to college, you may even miss them—even if that’s hard to imagine now.