The quiz below will help you discover this essential part of parenting.
Childish. Teens are nearly adults. They don’t need to be reminded any more.
Smart. Teens feel more secure when parents remind them they’re loved.
Soft. Parents of teens need to be tough. Expressing love makes teens weak.
Unconditional. This means loving teens for who they really are, regardless of their behavior.
Never shown. Teens should assume parents love them.
Conditional. Only love them when they do the right thing.
It’s less important to say the words “I love you” out loud.
It’s just as important as when they were younger.
It’s a waste of time. They’ll roll their eyes anyway.
It will protect them from all negative thoughts and behaviors.
It’s important they see parents as friends.
Love allows them to make mistakes without fear of losing their parents’ affection.
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