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When Your Teen Rejects Your Hug

source: yourteenmag.com By: Diana Simeon Two experts, Dr. Laura Markham and Laurie Couture, give their advice on how parents should approach physical affection when a teenager resists—or outright rejects—it. Here’s what they recommended: First, “respect your child’s boundaries,” advises Markham, a clinical psychologist and editor of AhaParenting.com, and start with non-physical ways of connecting, including verbal affection […]

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