Watching American TV shows that feature the so called "typical" teenager that wants nothing to do w/ his/her parents and is seemingly in a constant battle of wills w/ them makes me wonder--is this how HS'd teens act too (in general)? I know it was for me as a kid growing up ( I was not HS'd, and my friends were definitely THE most important thing in my life), but it wasn't my DH's experience. Incidently, he was HS'd his whole life, save college, and never felt that at odds w/ his parents, or the desire to "rebel".
those of you how have kids that are older--say in the tween/teen age, do you find that HSing really does help foster a closer bond b/t you and them and less peer obsession? or is this just the way kids are today?