I think that family is really important. Without a family, we're like a tortoise without a shell - we will be easily smashed.
Even orphans have a family. Their home is the orphanage where they live and the people there are their family.
But some teenagers don't seem to care about their family and are happy away from home. Your family cares about you, so why shouldn't you care about them?
Sometimes my mum gets angry with me, but I still love her because she cares about me.
I think you should love your family, no matter what.
HKMA David Kwok Po College Thanks for your letter, Heidi. I totally agree with you - our family is the cornerstone of our life.
As you grow up, your relationship with some of your family members will change. When you are very young, you are totally dependent on your parents, and as you get older you will most likely become more independent.
The stage when you move away from being totally dependent on them often comes when you are a teenager.
It can be a tough time as you may want to show them that you are your own person and can make your own decisions. Just remember that your parents were teens once too!