As your teen moves from dependence on you to independence, you want to direct him or her to voluntarily choose both independence from you and dependence on God.
Some parents find it just too hard to have The God Talk with their kids, so they leave it up to ministers and youth pastors. Your kids need to hear about God from you.
Teens can get depressed without being depressed. But even getting depressed is a challenge in their lives where you can offer guidance and support.
Be alert; be wise; be real as you consider what these behaviors may may or may not mean to your teen.
Overly anxious teens can be taught skills to combat persistent negative thoughts and coping strategies for mitigating worry and fear.