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Violent arguments: How parents and children get along again

Violent arguments: How parents and children get along again

Stefanie Stahl is a best-selling author and psychotherapist, Lukas Klaschinski is a podcast star and psychologist. In their joint column this week, they talk about arguments between parents and children – and what helps when they get out of hand.

Lukas Klaschinski: Doors slam, teenagers throw tantrums and then a sentence like: “Mom, you’re an ass.” Some exhausted parents would like to threaten to move out. Anyone who has children themselves or was once a child knows that arguments between parents and children can get really heated. Parents sometimes reach their limits. Conflicts are normal, only in the Ikea catalog do families live in perfect harmony. As psychologists, we also ask ourselves why such explosive situations arise and how to argue better. Steffi, why are children so good at annoying their parents?

Source: Stern

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