Worried for the futureWatch
Trying to make your parent's proud is nice, but it shouldn't be a priority. Measuring success is more of a personal thing.
Those adults who say teen years are the best are just opinions. Everybody's experience is different.
More responsibility = more control. There shouldn't be more stress or work, both will depend on other factors, e.g. intensity of work, size of property (larger houses need more time spent on them) etc.
This is life, we must not dwell on the past.