Keep lines of communication open, set boundaries, and monitor behavior while providing increasing autonomy as they develop.
Compliment adolescents, and celebrate their efforts and accomplishments.
Share your family’s values with adolescents and let them know you will support them if they need to make difficult decisions.
“It is okay to say to one of your friends that I won’t allow you to do something”
“You can always call home if you need help”
“I will help you get the care you need.”