Teens really know how to push our buttons. Just like toddlers, they want to get their way all the time, and they often come up with creative and ingenious ways to wear you down. Unfortunately, this can cause them to pick up or become reliant on manipulative tendencies.
Teens can also resort to manipulation to cover their butts when in trouble, to get love and attention, to feel more powerful or to gain control in a world mainly controlled by adults. The main reason they keep using manipulation tactics is that it works.