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Friendships and teenagers

There are a number of things you can try in order to help your teenager develop positive friendships. If you'd like to understand more about the importance of teen friendship, read our fact sheet on Friendships and teenagers.

Otherwise, see below for some top tips on what you can do to help your teenager make strong and lasting friendships.

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The importance of friendships during adolescence

Learning positive friendship skills can help teenagers in social situations.

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