Teenagers are often demanding more freedom and independence from their parents – but how much is right or enough? It’s rather hard to gauge since it…

Teenagers are often demanding more freedom and independence from their parents – but how much is right or enough? It’s rather hard to gauge since it could vary from person-to-person. Some people are responsible enough for their age and can fend for themselves if given more independence, but some can get into a lot of trouble if they are given freedom, even if they don’t think so themselves. So, how do parents determine that? Simply put, a lot of them don’t and simply restrict their children, but this isn’t necessarily the best choice. Perhaps parents can try to give a little freedom and see how it turns out because if they restrict them too much, they might become too sheltered although on the other hand, too much freedom can lead to disaster. It’s often the need for this balance — and it’s also often hard to achieve. So, how much freedom do you think should be allotted for teenagers? – Vivian