Friends have a big influence on teenagers because they can say and do many of things to teenagers who think they were friends.They also start rumors and take their friends girlfriend or boyfriend and have them cheat on their friend.Kevin Leman delivers real-life answers to real-life parenting issues with a mix of humor and wisdom.Strengthen your parenting skills as you laugh and learn. One couple discovered their son had helped a friend break into a truck.
They're starting to separate from mom and dad and become more independent.
So, although it can be a period of conflict between parent and child, the teen years are also a time to help kids grow into the distinct individuals they will become. Everybody's different — there are early bloomers, late arrivers, speedy developers, and slow-but-steady growers.
In other words, there's a wide range of what's considered normal.
Different relationships affect teenagers in various ways.
Friends impact teenagers almost the same amount as their parents.