One of the most common misconceptions that parents of teenagers have is that their children no longer want to spend time with them. This idea stems partially from the rising importance of friends, as children become teenagers, and the resulting time that they want to spend with them.
The mere mention of the word 'puberty' causes most parents to cringe, either with dread if their children are little, or with sympathy if they have passed that stage. Suddenly, the child who used to say that you were the best mom or dad in the world is shouting that they hate you at the top of their lungs. What has happened to your little boy or girl?
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