Being a teenager has never been easy. Growing up in the new millennium amidst unprecedented prosperity seems to have become more trying than ever for Indian teens. If drugs, alcohol and firearms are the routes to self destruction in the west, its exam stress, inability to cope with disappointments in India. The rapidly changing social, political and economical scenario in the world has not left Indian family untouched. It is going through structural and functional modifications that have a bearing on adolescent’s socialization and parent child relations. Weakening of social support from kinship, movement of women empowerment, exposure to media, increasing competitive demands and higher standards of achievement are a few that have changed the family dynamics in the recent past Amidst all this turmoil, while the outward form of family is changing, Indian family has the advantage of its heritage with well defined value system related to social relations and prescriptions of the ideal way of life. Teens in India thus have a family as an ‘anchor’ as an institution that supports them to cope with alleges of transition to adulthood therefore, having a potent role in influencing teens.