Your child is now a teen and is going through puberty, which can be tough on both you and him. Keep the lines of communication open and talk about these changes. Your child may be tempted to try risky behaviors, so set boundaries and make sure the rules are clear, but understand where he is coming from, as well. Explain your expectations and values. Children make mistakes, as we did at their age, but they need us to guide them and be there for them.