At least Jake has more freedom. Juniper has to keep EVERYTHING a secret! She can't tell her friends, not even her parents (not to mention all the times she gets grounded). and to add insult to injury, she physically can never leave her hometown. What were the creators thinking? That's worse than being a shinobi in Naruto.
At least Jake made it a point to have both magical beings, friends, and family on his side, even though his father doesn't find out until the end (at least Jake's father was more open-minded about it than he was as a teen). And even though Jake lost Rose at one time and start dating other people, he actually got her back along with her memories.