Adolescence is a very confusing time not only for teens but for parents as well. Having to experience and survive the teen years brings a great challenge to both parents and adolescents. Your teen might start to make decisions on their own and think for themselves. Don’t distress. It’s natural and important for your child to break away from you during this age. It is in our nature as parents to shield our children from the disappointments and confusions that life has to offer during this trying stage.