Many arguments teenagers have with their parents are about one thing: independence. As you get older, you'll want to do more stuff on you’ll own, without your mom and dad tagging along with you. The arguments generally start when your parents think you aren't ready for extra responsibility while you think you are. Arguing with you’ll parents isn't the best solution at all, but the best solution is gaining trust from your parents. 16
●Understand that it’s not your parents who do not want you to have independence, they want the best for you and think you’re not ready or you’ll hurt yourself if you have the freedom to do whatever you want. Show your parents you can be sensible. 17 If you can’t get home by 9:30, they'll never let you out after 10:00.
●Agree with them some “friends time” and some “family time” so that they know you won't be spending your whole weekend out with your friends. 18 They won’t imagine you getting into trouble if they know how they are.
●19 They won’t feel much worried letting you go off on your own if they know what you’re up to. Call in and tell your parents that you’re OK from time to time. The less they worry about you, the more independence you’ll gain.
●20 If they find out, all that trust will be destroyed and then you'll never get the extra independence you ever wanted.
A. Show your parents how independent you are.
B. Never lie to your parents about where you’re going.
C. Remember to ask for your parents’ help if you need it.
D. Always tell your parents where you are, and who you're with.
E. Generally speaking, they won’t be worried about increasing your independence.
F. And before you enjoy the “friends time' introduce your friends to your parents.
G. Agree a time you’ll be home with your parents, and always make sure you keep to it.