02/11/2013 03:15 pm ET

How Parents Can Learn To Tame A Testy Teenager

If you're the parent of a teenager this may sound familiar: "Leave me alone! Get out of my face!" Maybe you've had a door slammed on you. And maybe you feel like all your interactions are arguments.

Kim Abraham, is a therapist in private practice in Michigan and specializes in helping teens and parents cope with anger. She also contributes regularly to the online newsletter, Empowering Parents. Abraham says, for starters, don't take it personally.

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