What do you know about teens and independence?

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Real Voices and Expert Advice

Select a video from the menu to find out what parents and teens think about independence and get expert advice raising teenagers.
Independence vs. Safety
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REAL VOICES: How does independence change as kids become teens?
Raising Teenagers - Dr. Laura Kastner
EXPERT ADVICE: How to balance teen independence and safety
Handling Stress
Mixed race mom discusses issues
REAL VOICES: What’s the hardest thing about being a teen or raising one?
Dr. Laura Kastner
EXPERT ADVICE A: How to stop stressing out about being the perfect parent
Dr. Laura Kastner
EXPERT ADVICE B: How to help a stressed-out teen
Privacy vs. Connection
Young male teenage discusses issues
REAL VOICES: How much privacy should parents give teens?
Dr. Laura Kastner
EXPERT ADVICE: How to give teens space and still connect
Teens and Independence
Dr. Laura Kastner
EXPERT ADVICE: What should parents know about teens and independence?

Get Talking

How can parents and teens connect when it comes to independence? Select a topic and get talking!
Get Talking
Dr. Laura Kastner
EXPERT ADVICE: How to get talking with your teen
Get Talking (Independence) questions
GET TALKING: How much independence should teens get?
Get Talking (Independence) questions
GET TALKING: How can we trust each other more?

Make a Plan

Use this simple tool to plan ahead for conflicts that happen around independence.
Make a Plan
Having an IF–THEN Plan
How to Make a Plan
Independence IF–THEN Plan
Independence Plan Example

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