Parenting a teenager is an entirely different adventure than parenting a younger child. You might find that some aspects of parenthood are much easier with your teen, while others are much more difficult. If you are co-parenting your teenager with an ex-spouse then you will probably face new challenges that did not exist when he or she was younger.
Kids during the teenage years are busy developing their own lives, including establishing preferred social circles and personal activities. Teenagers are also under a lot of pressure at school and with friends. These things can make parenting your teen difficult, but you and your ex's actions could be making it harder than it has to be.