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Teens seek independence, but secretly want and need parental support and guidance. Find here sites on all aspects of parenting teens, from helping them work through hormonally induced madness to working with their teachers to make school not only tolerable but enjoyable and productive; from educating them of the dangers of drugs to helping them recognize if and when they are ready for sex; from making sure they understand and appreciate your values to teaching them to think for themselves; from helping them transition from childhood to adulthood to reassuring them you're still there for them. "Yeah, my folks are all right, I guess" is a COMPLIMENT! It can mean "I love them, I respect them, I'm glad they're there for me, and I'm too cool to say more but I'd defend them to the death (as I know they would do for me)." Shown: a teenager in El Paso, Texas, July, 1972.