Arkansas Razorback football games in Little Rock hinge on state officials upgrading War Memorial Stadium before Thanksgiving 2019, according to a signed agreement that partially keeps a seven-decade tradition intact.
PAMF does not sponsor or endorse any of this content, nor does PAMF guarantee the accuracy of the information contained on them. PAMF does not sponsor or endorse any of these sites, nor does PAMF guarantee the accuracy of the information contained on them.Teach your teen how to say no and to suggest doing something different (safe).To feel comfortable talking openly with you, your teen needs to know that you will not punish him or her for being honest.It's a tough, passionate time for hormonal adolescents, and when they arrive home from school, they need to unwind.Instead of giving them the privacy and space that they need, some parents feel insulted and rejected by their teens — which could cause tension in the home, said Lisa Damour, psychologist and author of "Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood.""Rather than understanding that teenagers are often prickly at home because they are worn out by being pleasant all day at school, parents feel that the teenager no longer likes them," Damour said.Blansett-Cummins said, "It didn’t make any sense to argue with them and make them clean it just to make it fall back apart again."Lucy Cummins, 18, in her room in Chicago.Her mother, Candice Blansett-Cummins never tells her or her brother to clean their rooms.You're still the parent, and you get to make the major decisions in their lives, but they're growing up, and they need to feel they're in control as well."If kids begin to feel a sense of respect coming at them, you'll often see a shift, and the kid will seem to become a bit more mature and engaged instead of just being a resistant gorilla," Griffin said.Giving up the control is a tough one for many parents, but there are other struggles besides control."Behind their doors, that's their space, and we're not going to govern what's in there, aside from the fact that there has to be a path for safety, and you shouldn't have rotting food."Parents of teens are united in their mission to get through this time with their sanity intact, but it's a feat often failed."Teens are going through a very stressful time in their lives: They want to please us, but they also want to break away," said Michele Borba, educational psychologist, parent expert and author of "Un Selfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World." "Expectations are huge, the social scene is huge, peer pressure is enormous, college applications are due, peers matter more than we do, and psychologically and physiologically, there are a lot of changes."Add that all up, and you get a melting pot of teenage emotions — and the target of those emotions is quite often the parent.For most parents, these teenage years are the most difficult and frustrating times, but there are ways to ease the tension. Her mother, Candice Blansett-Cummins never tells her or her brother to clean their rooms.