Parents are always looking for ways to help their teen not fail at life. Sometimes over parenting can lead to parents becoming the failures in the relationship. I took a different look at parenting when writing for Download Youth Ministry. DYM is a place to get great resources for ministers and preachers helping and preaching to youth ministries and general life advice for youth and parents.
Take a look at the writing on some ways parents end up failures here: Parenting Teens Failures