Do you ever read parenting advice from experts and wonder how to actually put the recommendations to use in real life? Here is a collection of parents' narratives about their experience raising teens. We follow the outline of the five basics of parenting adolescents presented in a major study from the Harvard University Center for Health Communications. The study, "Raising Teens: A Synthesis of Research and a Foundation for Action," by A. Rae Simpson, Ph.D., cites widespread agreement among researchers that parental relationships are key to healthy teen development. Share your experiences by using the "comments" feature (comments will be reviewed by editors before they appear on the website). Originally published in Welcome Home, copyright 2001.