When Teens Need Their Friends More Than Their Parents

When Teens Need Their Friends More Than Their Parents

For many parents, the truth is hard to admit: Adolescents begin to rely less and less upon adults in their lives and more heavily on their peers. Starting to let go is difficult. But teens’ reliance on buddies is good for their development and sense of belonging.

Social Connection Defined

Social Connection Defined

Humans are a profoundly social species; our desire for social connection is embedded in our evolutionary history, and is highly important to our well-being.

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