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Why do teenagers insist on alone time?

Does it bother you that your teenager doesn't talk to you about their day anymore? It can be difficult for parents to watch their child enter a phase where they are in the process of becoming their independent self. It is important to remember that this is a positive development milestone that must be encouraged. In this week’s video, Aarti C Rajaratnam talks about adolescents’ need to create an identity of their own and how you — as a parent — can support them. ‘Knowing teenagers with Aarti C Rajaratnam’ is a fortnightly video column for parents, teachers, and adults who interact with teenagers. Each episode will share insights that will help the audience understand the adolescent mind and behavior. Aarti C Rajaratnam is a clinical psychologist who has been working with children and teenagers for over two decades. If you have any questions pertaining to this column please write to us at columns@whiteswanfoundation.org