Teenagers can be tricky, making it easier for parents to grow apart from their children when they hit their teens.
They become moody, and you become frustrated because they are moody – and then they get even more moody.
Is there anything parents can do about it?
Confidence builder Amanda Betts told Paul Henry she thinks this "phase" happens with all teens, not just some.
"I think it starts to kick in depending on when the parents stop doing the work," she says. "The sooner you do the work, right from the start, then the better it's going to be and you can get through the phase at a younger age."
Watch the video for the full interview with Amanda Betts.