Do you give your teenager the freedom to blow up and act extremely immature without losing your love for them?
It’s easy to love your teen when they’re happy and behaving. But what about when they scream they hate you, slam doors, and kick your dog?
The best way to handle extreme outbursts is to answer their anger with love. Calmly let them know you love them, period. Don’t let them off the hook for their bad behavior, but separate their actions from your love for them.
Tell them, “There’s nothing you can do to make me love you more, and there’s nothing you can do to make me love you less. I’ll always love you just the same.”