I think it's hard to say no to anybody we care for. This could be a spouse, a partner, a parent, a toddler, and a teen.

A challenge with teens is that while toddlers may quickly forget the incident, and while a spouse can rationally work through the situation in a mature manner, a teen has just enough maturity to remember it for weeks and just enough lack of maturity to wallow in resentment and a feeling of martyrdom.

That is why adults need to build the maturity and strength to be the 'adult in the house'. To follow the path that leads to a safe, healthy environment for everyone.

Lisa Shea, Low Carb and Video Games Editor
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