Let’s face it, parenting is a challenge at the best of times! While parenting can be one of the most joyful and rewarding things we can do in our lives, it also may be the hardest. Children can be magical, wonderful, affectionate and lovable! They can also be difficult, unreasonable, tactless or obstinate! Adolescence can bring additional challenges. The normal processes of dealing with hormonal changes, rapid brain development and its accompanying emotional overwhelm can mean adolescents are hard to reason with.