How much freedom should you give your teenagers? 

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What you need to know:

  • The second facet is where the adolescent is trying to take on more responsibility for themselves, thereby becoming less dependent on their parents.
  • They move away from the family unit and lean more towards their peers.


  • When this separation happens, some parents might feel like their children are withdrawing from them and becoming distant

The first time she allowed her eldest daughter to spend the night out with friends, Alice was quite nervous. Yet when her youngest child ran out the door when she reached adulthood, she didn’t feel the same way at all. By that time, Alice had realised that freedom is part of growing up, and that she needed to trust her kids. 

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