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Unformatted text preview: This issue is significant in the fact that the gap that begins to form can interfere with the guidance that adolescents need during this period of development. There are several steps you can take and many things you should avoid to ensure that the relationship with your teen remains intact and healthy. In providing a warm, supportive environment and placing appropriate demands on your teenager, you aid in the proper development of your child. In addition to this, it is important to still allow your child to explore new ideas and social roles. However, it is vital for parents to avoid being coercive and psychologically controlling as it can cause friction with teenagers. Furthermore, parents must be aware of their own development. During this time, parents are coming to terms with the fact that their own possibilities are diminishing while their children’s potential is endless....
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- Spring '10
- Developmental Psychology, proper development, adolescent autonomy