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THE BLAME GAME: It's not my fault, so who's to blame?

THE BLAME GAME: It's not my fault, so who's to blame?

During the teenage years, teen's need for responsibility and autonomy gets stronger – it’s an important part of their path to young adulthood. To become capable adults, teenagers need to learn to make good decisions on their own.

When working with struggling teenagers, I am often chatting with a slouched-over young man who doesn’t understand why life is not working for him. His academic performance is poor, he barely shows up for school and he spends most of time in front of a TV or computer screen. He stays up late, eats poorly and often battles with parents and teachers.

His parents have tried everything they can imagine to get through to him. They have pleaded, argued, cried and yelled. Nothing seems to motivate him, and his parents are frustrated and worried …and ready to give up.

If you thinks it's somebody else's fault or that something isn't fair, you'll be able to justify a lot of inappropriate behavior…

Blame game quotes

If you could kick the person in the pants respons