Between activities, working and homework, getting to bed at a reasonable hour can be difficult.
Being a seventeen-year-old is all about being busy.
Many things like jobs, school, varsity sports and an active social life fill their hours.
But remember, you'll need to advise them, not decide for your independence-learning teen, so be sure to use your active listening skills.
If your teen is on the second half of being age 17 and is graduating school this year, there will be some more stress building throughout the year dealing with their plans for the future.
This makes it imperative for parents to talk to their teen about house rules and how their responsibilities and privileges are going to change - or not going to change - with their adult status.