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Parenting Teens with CF

Jim Fay of Love and Logic®  has said that "Teenagers are toddlers on hormones and wheels!" If you have a teenager in your home, you'll likely chuckle and agree.

The teen years can be filled with many ups and downs for the teens themselves and those who love them.  The developmental quest of 12- to-18 year olds is to begin to discover: "Who am I and where am I going?" Sometimes, those answers clash with what parents and other adults would prefer! Of course, surging hormones play a role in the challenges, dramas and emotional issues of these years.

The good news is that, despite what you read in the news, most teenagers are well-adjusted and handle life pretty well. Research also shows, again despite what may be portrayed in the media, that parents continue to have a very strong influence on their teens during these years. Certainly the peer group plays a big role but parents, when they handle their leadership role and parenting responsibilities well, can enjoy loving, respectful and fun relationships with their teens and young adults. 

Here are articles and resources that will help parents of teens and pre-teens with cystic fibrosis navigate the choppy waters of adolescence and the transition to young adulthood. 

  How to Raise Hopeful, Empowered Teens with CF
 
  Raising Teens with Cystic Fibrosis: Making Good Life Choices
 
  Teens and Cystic Fibrosis: The Quest For Healthy Independence
 
  Promoting Your Teen’s Academic Success
 
  Cruising On. Next Stop: Adulthood. Successful Strategies for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cystic Fibrosis
 
  Successful Transitions: Preparing Kids with CF for the Real World
 
  Transitions from Pediatrics to Adults: A Brave, New World
 
  Language to Use to Explain CF to Your Child
 
  Videos to Help Teach Your Teen about CF
 
  Preventing Body Image Issues in Teens
 

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