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Often a parent wants to shield the child from all of life's hurts. However, if your child is going to turn into a functional adult, he/she will have to know how to deal with the real world. The teenage years are when this needs to happen. Help your teenager learn coping skills with things that happen. Don't try to fix everything, and don't try to 'stop any and all mistakes'. Every person learns best from first-hand experience. If the consequences aren't serious this time, and the lesson is learned, it might prevent something far more serious from happening later on.