Young people going through the process of adolescence need what they have always needed from their parents. They want your love, your support, your encouragement, your nurture, acceptance and attention. The difference for teenagers is that while children need their parents to be in the lead, pulling them along, directing their steps and making the important decisions, teenagers need to be side by side. There are particular skills that support children in learning how to manage for themselves, to trust their own judgment and develop their own skills.
Take your pick! Words and phrases for choosing things. A person's teens are the period in which they are aged between 13 and Both my daughters are in their teens. The temperature is expected to be in the teens tomorrow.
I have long thought that when it comes to being a parent in the pandemic, it might be the hardest for parents of teenagers. Not so for parents of teens. I recall with poignant shame what a complete nightmare I was at 16 when I was told, for various sensible reasons, that I could not hang out with my idiot friends. I can only imagine the epic battles that would have ensued had there been a pandemic raging, keeping me from hotboxed station wagons.