Teens tend to run in "herds." Trying to separate your teen from the pack is not easy. The teen years are laced with agony, peppered with exhileration, colored with hormones and heartache, tempered with joy and jubulation, and wrought with angst and aggravation. No wonder they are such tough years for moms and teens alike.
During these years teens are struggling to find their own identity - separate from yours - and they tend to "try out" different versions of themselves in the safety of numbers provided by their peer group. This is why the social networking phenomenon has skyrocketed. It allows for teens to connect with a multitude of people through a few key strokes - sending their "internet identity" soaring into the blogosphere at lightening speed.
So what's a mother to do?
Vicki Courtney has written a great post on this. Click here to read it.