Teenagers Seek Freedom
From Parent's Authority Not Parents

Teenagers, also known as adolescents, are at a rapid growing phase. Their growing size and increasing capabilities raise desire of independence. They dare in to the outside world and experiment new relationships. Troubled teens therefore are not uncommon.

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Adolescent development is associated with pubertal changes and psychosocial turmoils. Consequently, children in their teens are in reality under confident, in spite of their outward impression of being confident.

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Adolescents strive for social acceptance. Peer opinion markedly influences their self-concept. Troubled teens and preteens usually are the victims of disturbed peer relationships

Parents trust is crucial for adolescents' self-esteem and emotional stability. 
Understanding and supportive parents give adolescents the strength to deal with their demanding environment; scholastic achievements, socialization, sports activities, and peer-pressure.



Parents’ support and ideals are crucial for adolescents

Psychologically, during adolescent development, the role models are from outside the family, and the parents are set at back seat. This often creates a rift between parent-child relationship.

A danger to guard from

Parents are children's security; and if the security is challenged, adolescents, who are already going through the turmoils of teens, will grip any available support. And this could also be a group of deviant peers!

It is important to note that youngsters in their formative tears seek freedom only from the authority of the parents and Not from the parents. Adolescents are yet children and no child will ever want to loose touch with the parents.

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Supportive parents encourage adolescence development

Youths, who have stable, warm, trusting and open relationship with their parents are better equipped to develop independence and grow into responsible adults. Without any apprehension they approach parents with queries on any high-risk situations, even if it was concerning drug use or sexual activity. No guilt complex holds them back from their progress towards adulthood:

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Teenage Stumbling Blocks: Experiences & Tips to Overcome

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