I once heard an administrator say to high school parents, "You are now consultants to your kids."
Yikes! One moment, you were your child's superhero, and the next you have become relegated to a mere consultant, a casual informant, for the life of your kid - as if you are now some kind of 1-800-number parental technician who is only useful for insolvable problems, or let's be honest, charging up empty bank accounts.
Personally, after hearing those words, I imagined my 7 month old sweet Hannah growing up as a teenager, smudging my advice aside for her lame boyfriend's.
As much as I want to disagree with that statement, it is kinda true. The role of a parent dramatically alters during the teenage years of your child than any other season of life.