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Accepting Your Teen’s Need for Independence

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Teens have their own lessons to learn and their own unique personalities. As they test their independence, they will undoubtedly and unfortunately learn painful lessons…

Sometimes we attempt to govern our teens’ actions as we did when they were younger. Back then, we carefully cultivated our children’s environments, choosing everything from their snacks to their playmates. As parents of teens, we’ve got to start relinquishing control of these everyday decisions.

Sound interesting?  Read the full article, Accepting Your Teen’s Need for Independence, by Laury L. Davis at

Have questions about raising a teen?  Are you a teenager struggling with life situations?  Come talk to a counselor or coach at CornerStone Family Services.  Call us at 614.459.3003.


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