The Teen Years
The teen years pose a challenge for both adolescents and parents. An adolescent deals with hormonal changes and faces new complex issues of identity, peers, sexuality, drinking and drugs. The challenge may lead a teen to feel alone, angry or misunderstood.
For parents, it is a time to reassess parental authority and former methods of discipline. The challenge of the teen years can leave parents feeling frustrated, frightened and helpless about the choices their teen is making. Here are tips to help parents raise successful, responsible and independent teenagers.