My parents did a lot for us as kids, but I do not think i ever really had a connection with them. My mom mostly got on my nerves at times and my dad was ALWAYS working. I kept a lot of things from her, I was promiscuous and I snuck out of the house at night, I drank at parties and got high a time or two, she has no idea to this day even. I kinda resent her at times because she put in in dance and piano and all these activities she never got to do and she really missed the most important lesson to teach me...to be independent. She mostly taught me how to be well liked and how to be a good wife... so to speak. My parents divorced my senior year so there was not really any pressure for me to go to college. I love my mom and I see her every couple of weeks and she helps me with my younger kids, but I think we missed the connection when I was a teen. I never tell her how I felt. I wonder how my teens REALLY feel about me sometimes.... ya know? did you connect with your parents a teen?