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6 Ways Your Teen Is Playing You

How to stop the manipulation and rebuild your relationship with your teen.
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Stay the Course

The most important thing for you to do is be consistent. "Over time, consistency is the difference between success and failure," Klapow says.

"A good, responsible parent who will walk away and feel great about what he's done is not a parent who avoids conflict with his child," Swanson says. "It is doing what you know is right, and that is to put safety first, your child's better interest for the future second, and happiness last."

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Reviewed on February 16, 2012
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