Why do teenagers spend more time with their friends?

The normal life of an average teen involves interactions to their social life beyond their family, that is their peers/friends. The term friends generally speaking is a person who shares common interest and at a similar age. Most times, teens spend time with friends because the subject they're talking isn't that comforting when it is shared with people with different interests eg. mum, teachers..etc. editor of 'family beyond' association