Teenagers who distance themselves from the family

Everyone understands that a normal part of adolescence includes a distancing from parents as a teen develops their own identity. At some point in their development, it is normal for a teen to build stronger relationships with their peers than with their parents. However, once a teen is heading in the wrong direction, one of the first signs to look for is a sudden distancing from the family. Activities that once the whole family enjoyed together suddenly become a burden. A fight ensues every time even the most basic of outings is considered.