The period of adolescence is often thought to be one of intense stress and turmoil. Yet many parents and teens negotiate this developmental stage without extreme family conflict and without sacrificing close relationships. This review summarizes a portion of the literature on parent-adolescent relationships, focusing on monitoring and control of adolescent behavior and parenting style. Basic principles to emphasize when working with adolescents and parents are also included.

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Published in International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, v. 15, no. 1, p. 11-19.

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Reprinted as a book chapter in Rural Child Health: International Aspects. Erica Bell, & Joav Merrick, (Eds.). p. 157-166.

Reprinted as a book chapter in Adolescent Behavior Research: International Perspectives. Joav Merrick, & Hatim A. Omar, (Eds.). p. 19-28.

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