Suggested discussion points:
- –Discuss conflict between wanting to be independent and awareness of need for parents. What do adolescents need from parents at this age? Why shouldn't adolescents be allowed to live on their own if they can take care of their practical needs? What other factors are necessary for parents to consider when granting additional independence?
- –Note non-verbal affectionate playfulness between Sarah and Dad during this exchange. Could her stealing his sandal be symbolic of wanting to take over his territory, "fill his shoes” and be an adult?