Teens. One minute they are laughing and joking and the next they are glaring and hissing at you. I’m not sure I will ever figure out the right way to interact with my teen. The moods, the comments, the eye rolling and flat out obstinance to do what I ask might just send me over the edge. It seems so logical to me. Do what teen wants and teen is happy but teen doesn’t get the whole do what mom wants so mom is happy. I have tried and tried so many techniques, I have read all kinds of parenting books but nothing ever seems to work. Sometimes I am seriously relieved when she locks herself in her room for an entire day. Other days, I love to be around her because she is full of fun. Oh and just when you think it’s safe, the pounding begins. The walls start to rattle as the music blares through the ceiling above me. Someday I might figure out this teen thing but it will probably be long after I don’t have a teen anymore. What is the best lesson you ever learned while raising a teen? I could use all the help I can get.