Signs of Independence
Published September 13, 2019
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    #2084 Has your teen been spending more and more time with friends … and less and less time at home? Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Often, parents feel hurt or slighted when their kids no longer want to do things with them … and hanging out with mom and dad stops being cool. But as painful as those moments may be, it’s actually a good thing! Kids naturally begin to move away from their parents as they grow up and mature. And their desire to spend less time at home is typically a sign of healthy independence. So be willing to loosen your grip as your teen begins to spread her wings. And continue to be a presence in her life … one that offers guidance and limitation when necessary, and grants freedom and responsibility when appropriate.
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