By Neil Osterweil
If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, then teenagers must be from a galaxy far, far, away indeed.
At least it can seem that way when parents and adolescents try to communicate with one another. Sometimes, in the heat of an argument or even a casual how-was-your-day conversation, that kid slouching in the corner can seem like a speck floating in the void millions of light years away.
It's not that parents and their adolescent offspring can't communicate, but that the...