Teens. What a challenging time, whether you are the teen or a parent of a teenager. Independence, rebellion, and identity. These are a few of the developmental challenges of a teenager. Friends and having fun are usually the top values of teens. Sometimes, these values can cause conflict with decision making for teens. Being a teen can be an exciting and adventurous time. Exploration and curiosity help foster healthy self-development. One of the biggest troubles teens face is peer influence. Adolescents are in a stage of development called ‘Identity vs Role-Confusion’. Teens are simply trying to figure themselves out. With guidance and support, a teen can thrive and flourish in adolescence and beyond!