I thought I had it all under control until one by one my kids turned into tweens, then teens! Suddenly I did not know them - they started to talk back, have mood swings, need their privacy, respond violently to rules and limits and display some pretty rude behaviour. What had I done wrong? Nothing, I found out! It was normal, just part of growing up. However, just because it is "normal", it doesn't mean we have to just accept it and live with it. There ARE positive steps we can take.

I would like to share with you what I have learned, the ha...