Teens need a "chaperoned freedom". They need responsible adults around but need their space at the same time. They need to be respected for this horrible process that they need to go through. They also need to be respected for their skills. They need rules and guidance. They need really good examples both in society and at home. They need adults who are true to their adult selves so the teens can be inspired to be true to their teen selves. With this guidance, teens may ultimately achieve the security, confidence and ability to meld all these expectations and identities into one solid true self — they will have "found themselves".
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