Golden Nugget

Youthologist Vanessa Van Petten shares her Golden Nugget of Parenting advice for parents of teenage children
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If I had to offer a golden nugget piece of parenting advice to parents, I would say that your teenager is like a cactus. They can sometimes be prickly on the outside, but they really are sweet on the inside. And don’t let that snarky, sometimes eye-rolling attitude fool you. They really do care. And if you continuously tell them you love them, you’re there for them, they will come back around and show you their internal sweetness.

Youthologist Vanessa Van Petten shares her Golden Nugget of Parenting advice for parents of teenage children

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Vanessa Van Petten

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Vanessa Van Petten is one of the nation's youngest experts, or 'youthologists' on parenting and adolescents.  She wrote her first parenting book, You're Grounded, from the teen's perspective when she was just 17. After winning the Mom’s Choice Award in 2009, she launched her popular parenting website, RadicalParenting.com, which she now writes with 120 other teenagers to answer questions from parents on everything from communication issues to cyberbullying. Vanessa's unique approach has been featured by CNN, CBS Miami, Fox New York, Wall Street Journal, Teen Vogue, and many more.  She was also on the Real Housewives of Orange County helping the housewives with troubled teens. Her latest book, Do I Get My Allowance Before or After I'm Grounded?  won the Moms Choice Award in 2012. 

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