Teenagers want the freedom of being an adult when they’re not actually adults. They’re still teens.
Since this is terrifying, parents of teens are often afraid!
Fear illustrates that you care. You’re a great parent.
A parent’s role is to communicate love; a child’s role is to grow. Love provides security while they do.
Children love you, but you won’t always feel it, especially from teens! Kids can’t help but love their parents, regardless of what they say and do. It is not a child’s job to make a parent feel loved or secure; that’s the role of a parent.
Be the grown-up while they grow up.