Many parents struggle with what seems to be the rebellious behaviour of their children. Kids seem to be designed to break the rules and do things their own way. They can also be slow to take advice, and we have to watch them struggle in situations where, if they’d just follow our guidance, things would be easier for them.

But parents also want their kids to develop into independent and popular individuals who are able to think for themselves and make their mark. The thing we forget to do is to tell them not to do it until after they leave home!