As any parent will know вЂ” or at least will have been warned вЂ” a childвЂ™s teenage years can be some of the toughest. It can be particularly hard if their parents are divorced or separated.
A whirlwind combination of puberty, hormones, high school years, and the growing need for independence can be a challenge for any parent. In a household with a teenager, every day can seem like a battle вЂ” sometimes over the smallest things. As a parent, you want to be able to love and guide your child like you always have, but you need to understand that just as theyвЂ™re changing, your relationship with them needs to change as well. These are some of the most formative years of their lives, so itвЂ™s good for them to know that their parents are there for them, and are willing to realize that they have a young adult who deserves their respect and guidance.