While certainly you don’t need to make your teen observe “school night hours” during the summer and you won’t expect your teen to cover up every inch of skin, there’s no reason to let all the rules fall by the wayside.
Children understand what we really expect of them and what the real rules are by what behavior we encourage, condone and overlook.
The years between 10 and 20 are important in shaping the sort of adult your child will become. But these years are also important in shaping the bond between you and your child for the future.
If getting everyone up and out the door on time is becoming more and more difficult every day, you’re justified in feeling frustrated and angry.