Teenagers dislike a lot of things -- and you can live with that (as long as you're not one of those things). Test your knowledge of the traits teens hate. Maybe, just maybe, you can stay off your adolescent's list of irritants.
At what age did Mark Twain realize his dad was pretty bright after all?
Having an awareness of the traits teens despise can help you do what?
mess with their heads
understand what treatment to seek
True or False: The best thing you, as a parent, can do is wait until your teenager grows up and matures.
Drinking, drugs and what else is more pervasive than ever?
True or False: The adolescent struggles of yesteryear are pretty much the same as today.
This is one thing that both Aretha Franklin and your teenager want:
a packed audience
True or False: It's fair to say that a teenager is like a wild horse that needs to be broken.
What should you give a teenager so he can learn and make mistakes?
an old map
a night on the town
a little leeway
True or False: If you compare your teen to his siblings or his friends, you'll create a competitive atmosphere that will propel him to greatness.
Teens hate tardiness, but what specific kind of tardiness?
showing up late to a basketball game
arriving late at school
showing up as a helpful parental figure only when they've come of age
True or False: If you're a tardy parent, you might as well continue to stay out of the picture.
From time to time, it's good to highlight your teen's:
ability to stay on the telephone for hours on end
Telling your teen that he's just a kid will make him feel like he's stuck in what?
a time warp of your own design
Mark Twain wrote that when he was 14 his father was what?
How many years did it take for Mark Twain's father to wise-up?
True or False: You can't really walk alongside your child during the teenage years.
When you step into a teenager's world, it's not unlike stepping into:
a field of dreams
If you want to undermine and minimize your teenager, tell her she's got what?
to learn to shut her mouth
True or False: If you understand the traits a teen despises, then you'll be able to eliminate conflicts.
True or False: Always remember, your teenage struggles are a mirror image of what your kid is going through.