The teenage years are some of the most challenging years for teens and parents. Teenagers are trying to find balance between independence and still find themselves dependent which can create intense internal conflict which may manifest in the form of rebellion.
The key is finding how to respond effectively without reacting and making the conflict worse. Sometimes teens just need someone to listen without making judgment and fear that there may be something wrong with them. This generation presents many peer pressures ranging from internet use to substance abuse, friends and sex. Professional counselors can offer counsel and understanding in order to help the teen make wise and healthy choices.