It’s no small task for teenagers to detach from those who have overseen nearly every aspect of their lives thus far. This NYT article illuminates some ways for parents to handle this transitional phase with grace and understanding. The teen years are often a tumultuous period, but this period does not last forever. How we respond to our teen’s calls for independence profoundly effects what kind of bond we have with them once the storm of adolescence has subsided.

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