It's an experience, parenting a teenager.
The kind of experience they try to sell at Halloween with a hefty price tag that involves screaming, shrieking, and a lot of horror. But unlike Halloween, it goes on ...and on.... and on.... for years.
As a parent you should prepare yourself the very best you can to survive your little darling's most 'challenging' years, and I don't just mean by bracing yourself and hoping for the best. When I say prepare, I mean prepare. Like Ironman.