“I hope I always need to do everything for my kid,” said no parent ever. In fact, recognizing that your child is large and in-charge of their own life enables you to move into a new relationship with them; one where they are responsible for their own success. Let your child demonstrate his or her responsibility, increasing the privileges to cement the message: I trust you and I believe in you. Increasing privileges and having them tied to responsibility means your teen is never given more than they can handle. And that’s awesome parenting on your end.