Teen Milestone: Asking for Privacy to Think
You may notice your teen asking for more privacy. Their rapidly developing brains are grappling with huge questions like, “Who am I?” and “Where do I fit in?” They need space as they search for answers! When they ask to be alone in their room, or it’s check-up time, and they ask to see the doctor by themselves, it doesn’t mean they’re hiding something. They may need to think things through on their own or talk to an adult whose feelings they needn’t worry about. This is a healthy step towards independence and helps in raising trusting — and trustworthy — teens.