Entering the teen years is like receiving a mystery gift. Hidden under the figurative wrapping paper are your teen’s talents, and the exploration that comes with adolescence reveals what is in the box. Helping your child figure out what they enjoy and where they excel is the key to parenting a teen. This is especially true when they encounter failure, which is inevitable when trying new things. Helping your teen judge whether they stretched beyond their limits or hit a dead end will leave as many doors open as possible while they find out what they enjoy doing.