Adolescence can be a rough time for parents. At times, your teen may be a source of frustration and exasperation, not to mention financial stress. But these years also bring many, many moments of joy, pride, laughter and closeness.
Is your teen due for a check-up? See the AAP Schedule of Well-Child Care Visits.
Teenagers are at a point in their lives when they’re eager to test their independence, experience their emotions more fully, explore their developing sexual nature, plan for the future, and — often — question all of the above, sometimes explosively.