Parenting Advice http://kplu.org en Parents drinking with teens could make matters worse http://kplu.org/post/parents-drinking-teens-could-make-matters-worse <p>Maybe you had your first sip of wine or beer at home, with your parents. Or maybe it was with friends, in shadowy circumstances. Either way, did it matter in the long run?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The latest research suggests parents drinking with their teens leads to problems. Teenagers are more likely to abuse alcohol and hurt themselves if their parents introduce them to alcohol than if parents have a zero-tolerance policy at home.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 May 2011 12:59:54 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 1293 at http://kplu.org Parents drinking with teens could make matters worse How to deal with teens, 'tweens, and become a better adult http://kplu.org/post/how-deal-teens-tweens-and-become-better-adult <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-958150.mp3</p><p>Adults often get frustrated with the way teenagers behave. One minute they&rsquo;re caring and communicative, the next they&rsquo;re self-absorbed and impossible to connect with. I asked <a href="http://www.mikeriera.com/">Michael Riera</a>, who&rsquo;s a parent, head of a school in California, and author of several books about deciphering teenagers, for suggestions on how to deal with them. He says teens aren&rsquo;t likely to change, so adults have to make the following adjustments&hellip;and more:</p><ul><li>Stop judging teenagers based on stereotypes</li><li>Don&rsquo;t think you understand teens just because you were one</li><li>Modify your sleep schedule</li><li>Apologize if you lose your temper</li><li>Let teens teach you a few things</li></ul><p> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 16:04:09 +0000 Charla Bear 1015 at http://kplu.org How to deal with teens, 'tweens, and become a better adult