I've heard a great deal of typical teen this & typical teen that ~ then I hear with the tweedles issues, etc, etc, etc. in my humble opinion, I think this board needs some kind of "list" of typical teen versus difficult child. TTs don't generally push a parent & run. Or am I wrong? TTs, as far as I know, love the phone, love hanging with friends, & watching tv, play computer games, etc. TTs are trying to define themselves & where they fit in the world. difficult children are very ego centric - TTs? Let's get a way to sort this out - can you help? I know this may sound simplistic but I need & many of you may need a way to sort this out.