If you’re the parent of a teenager, you likely find yourself routinely embroiled in disputes with your child. It’s a vital part of their growing up.
Now researchers suggest that those spats can be tamed and, in the process, provide a lifelong benefit to children.
Researchers from the University of Virginia want parents to think of those arguments not as a nuisance but as a critical training ground for learning how to resist negative peer pressure.
(READ – or listen to – the story from Patti Neighmond at NPR)