Teens these days don’t want the “you should express yourself” talk or “life lessons”. All they want is privacy, love, and support. Modern teens have to worry about many things including where they stand at school, their grades, their friends, and of course their social media. This may come as a surprise to you, but teens need their family. No, not smothered in affection. They will come to you when they need you.
All teens need a hobby. No matter what it is, it should be supported unless it is harmful. This can be anything from, what many parents prefer, reading, or the most common, gaming or art.
Privacy. Support. Love.