Parents who know what's coming can cope with it better. Know your child's friends — and know their friends' parents. They're forming their moral code. Put Yourself in Your Child's Place Practice empathy by helping your child understand that it's normal to be a bit concerned or self-conscious, and that it's OK to feel grown-up one minute and like a kid the next. The two are to share joint legal custody.
If parents have appropriate expectations, teens will likely try to meet them. These are the changes of adolescence. But the primary goal of the teen years is to achieve independence. The court also accepted a Mediated Agreement with regards to custody on October 23, These are certainly the most visible signs of puberty and impending adulthood, but kids who are showing physical changes between the ages of 8 and 14 or so also can be going through a bunch of changes that aren't readily seen from the outside.