In many households parents feel like they do not know how to talk to their maturing teenagers and being plugged in with the schools counselor, who have been meeting with the child, gives them insight.
The parents can learn better communication methods rather than resorting to arguing. The skills that they learn from counseling, whether it be with a school counselor or an outside source, are vital to growth within the family and can aide in building a healthy relationship between the teen and parent.
During the process of learning new information the parent and child have to make adjustments to put this new knowledge to use. These adjustments may be hard but they are important in the long run.