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It's tough being a teenager, what with raging hormones, mood swings, and crazy-busy schedules. But it's certainly no picnic being the parent of a teen -- and having to listen to a teen's annoying sighs, grunts and groans.

Teens often get a bad rap. Sure, they can be difficult and moody. But remember that teenagers are amazing. Here are some of the ways teenagers are amazing. #parenting #teenagers #adolescents #strengths

"Tip Sheets for Parents and Caregivers Connecting With Your Teen" Simple, everyday activities can reinforce the connection between you and your teen. Make room in your schedule for special times when you can, but also take advantage of routine activities to show that you care. Tips to keep in mind:

from SheKnows

Quality time with your teen

We know, everyone is so busy these days...but we can't forget to spend time with our loved ones! Here are some fun activities just for moms and their teen daughters this summer. From by Mary Fetzer. #teens #parenting

from Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

Lean In is So Last Year: The Real Lessons For Our Daughters

Lean In is So Last Year: The Real Lessons for Our Daughters - Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms #parenting #teens

from Mark Merrill's Blog

The Best Conversation Starters for Teenagers

Sometimes it can be difficult to find common ground with our teen. To help you get started, here is a list of conversation starters. #parenting #teens