It’s no secret that adolescence comes with some phenomenal changes. The ups can be amazing, the downs can be awful and the way they get from one to the other so quickly some days can be mindblowing. During adolescence, our teens need our love and guidance more than ever, but it will need to be more on their terms for a while. Adolescence is something they have to do on their own. We can guide them, but we can’t do it for them. This is their time for growth and learning but there is something powerful we can do to help them along the way. The more we can keep our connection with them, and the more we can understand the world the way they see it, the more we will be able to give them what they need to move through adolescence with strength. The articles in this section are grounded in science, and have been written to support you as the important adult beside them.