You've lived through 2 a. So why is the word "teenager" causing you so much worry?
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Healthy Living. The truth is, you began preparing your child for independence from the beginning , when you helped him learn language and adherence to rules. Most parents think they are doing enough to prepare their teens for adulthood, but few have confidence in their teens' life skills. The American Academy of Pediatrics has more about preparing teens for independence.