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Trust teenagers to make the right decisions

Published 05/19/2010, The Jamestown Sun

The teenage years are times when adolescents want to explore their freedom, stretch the limits and see how independent they can be. For parents, this can be a very difficult time. It can be hard to trust your children to do the right thing and make the right choices, and letting teenagers have more independence can be challenging, stressful and worrisome. One important way to reduce stress and give your teenager an appropriate amount of independence to learn responsibility is to have open and active communication with your teens.

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