A common phrase I have resorted to so that I am not
1. Attacked 2. Accused 3. Abused 4. Argued with 5. Alienated
I usually have to separate myself from my teenage ninja as well. This prevents me from screaming and losing my temper. My teenagers are skilled and powerful debaters and are very persistent warriors. I do find that my self imposed ‘Time Outs’ offer me a breather to re-establish my strategy and strength against the cunning ninja teen!!!