But once you reboot your relationship to rules, your teen will change his rebellious ways. Your power lies in what you can control -- your own behavior.
Having grown up as a rebellious girl myself, it's hard not to be nervous for my daughter, knowing that she'll have to navigate a world that is at turns opposed to her flourishing. But then she wows me again and I feel a wild sense of pride well up inside me.
We have brought back James Dean to our current days' cool. I could breathe freely again. Cancel my tattoos' removal appointment. Light another smoke.
Most movies don't need to be remade, but some can be successful. Remember a film from last year titled True Grit? Well Footloose is not True Grit but it is enough fun to make the effort worthwhile.