Lazybones or Workaholic? Your child’s personality

Q: My daughter just wants to spend time with her friends. Doesn’t she need me any more?
A: As your daughter moves further into adolescence, her peer group will play an important role in helping her to become an independent, free-thinking young person in preparation for college and career. Learning to stand on her own two feet and developing an identity that is separate from her relationship with you is a necessary part of your daughter’s development, so don’t take this as a personal rejection.

Research shows that adolescents spend more than half their waking hours with their peers, and less than five percent of time with either parent. However, when children were asked to consider who they ...

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