Couples look forward to starting their family. It is soon after that they learn the complication of raising a family, but it is not until their children hit adolescence that they become fully aware of the difficulties of parenting. Learning to implement emotionally intelligent parenting early on is imperative. It is typically in the family setting that children learn behaviors such as coping mechanisms, appropriate behaviors, values, morals and the like. With all the time parents deposit in their children it often seems wasted when children get into their adolescent years. How often have I heard parents say “who is this person?” or “what did they do to my child?” It is during adolescence that parents may have marital problems or problems in co-parenting because each parent may not have the same idea in raising a teenage child.