Complaints from your teen may not be as negative as they appear. It's their way of making contact

"Mom, this orange juice tastes sour. It's gross. It's disgusting."

Evan's mother takes a sip. "It tastes fine to me."

"Well, it's not. It's gross. You should throw it out."

He is always complaining. Mr. Negativity. Like last night I reminded him that we're going over to his Aunt Reba's and immediately it was, "Oh, that's so stupid and boring." But then he always has a good time - which he never would admit. If there's anything that comes out of his mouth, it's always a complaint or put-down.