If parents coaching is not for you, there are many other ways that we can help. Follow our tips below to use our self-help or peer-support resources.
Support from other parents
Use your ReachOut parents login to Start a topic about the issues you are facing. Other parents have been supporting each other about:
- “I’m worried for my son… I think he needs help but he won’t open up”
- “My 16yo daughter might be depressed but will not see a doctor or talk”
- “I think my son has body image issues”
Get support from our trained parent peer supporters and other parents like you, who have been through it before.
Get support and practical tips
What’s going on for your teen? Browse the categories in common concerns, or use the search bar above and our self-help info will help you understand an issue, as well as, giving you ‘things to try’. For example, ‘things to try’ in our section on Stress and teenagers are:
- Watch a webinar on exam stress to help your teen develop new coping strategies
- Use our “Breathe” app to help your teen manage stress with mindfulness and relaxation
- Hear a Dad’s story about how he helped his daughter and her stress at school
Build up skills and get proactive
Explore skills to build for the ways we can support you to connect better with your teen, build trust and brush up your supportive parenting skills. The ‘skills to build’ area will help you help your teen to:
- Build self-confidence
- Develop positive coping skills
- Nurture resilience
- And much more…
If you feel you need to talk one-on-one, then there are other options for you. Click here for telephone support services for parents of teenagers.