When your child is being stubborn it can feel as if it is an afront to your authority but, it may be their attempt at gaining independence which is a normal phase of teen development.

“Teens may be struggling with strong emotions, challenging social and academic situations, and exploring who they are apart from their parents,” says Dr. Carla Naumburg, clinical social worker and author of the book How To Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids.

Read the full article and more of my thoughts over on Grown and Flown.