So, to help you manoeuvre yourself into a winning position, we've recruited Talk's most seasoned teenage-years campaigners for advice on parenting teenagers.
Battlefield prep As any conquering hero (OK, only slightly scathed parent) will tell you, preparation is all.
Now he is asking for my help so he can come home to me.
Rolling eyes, slamming doors, endless sulky demands for money and lifts: when you're at the receiving end of such in-yer-face teenage provocation – or even in the brief (and equally unsettling) periods when you're not – it can be tricky figuring out the most effective parental tactics.
Would you invite strangers into your home and let them play with your child alone? Department of Justice, 1 out of 7 children will receive unwanted sexual solicitations on the Internet by online predators. You want to hear something even scarier – 1 out of 25 children will be enticed to meet online predators in person.