The teen years.... we remember them, and sometimes we may wish to go back and live in the simple days and times of being "young and free"; however, as parents with teens, these days don't often seem so glorious. For certain the teen years provides a time to assert independence. During the teenage years, the need for autonomy gets stronger.
With growing interest in the opposite sex, conflict with parents, and consideration about future school and work plans, it is important to help youth become responsible and to make decisions that will impact them positively in adulthood. Give your teen the opportunity to be more responsible and independent while balancing between giving too much or too little.