Kristyna Krueger took a deep breath, girding herself to enter her 14-year-old son Brandon’s bedroom. Then she gingerly stepped in and described the spectacle.
“Every drawer is open,” Krueger said, speaking on the phone from her home in Lake Ozark, Mo. “His desk, the nightstand, his computer desk, his dresser. You cannot walk without stepping on clothes, cords for charging things, cologne and body-spray bottles. He does paintball. That stuff is all over.”
She concluded, “His room is an absolute wreck.”
What is a parent to do?
And from the point of view of the beseeched and the berated, what is a teenager to do about the parent?
Wednesday’s Family section offers a guide to navigate a domestic battleground.