While many of them are looking forward to a bright future beyond high school, others are terrified about entering the adult world.
Teach him to be assertive and make sure he has healthy coping skills, anger management skills, and problem-solving skills. They're beginning to imagine what type of life they want to create beyond high school.
That doesn't mean your teen won't struggle with his emotions when he faces a big problem.
Whether he's dealing with a broken heart or a college rejection letter, many 17-year-olds are dealing with adult-sized problems for the first time.
Her father and I only found out today as she doesn't live with us.
We are really not happy with it and my partner says he is going to speak to her tonight. She is only just 15, a well behaved girl but easily led - she tried smoking and drinking when she fell in with a more adventurous friend and stopped when they fell out (thankfully).
Have you taught your teen everything he's going to need to know to become a responsible adult?