Tips for supporting your teenager
There are a number of things that you can try to build mutual trust with your teenager. If you'd like to understand more about what why trust is important, read our fact sheet on Building trust and teenagers.
Otherwise, see below for our top tips on what you can do to build mutual trust with your teenager.
Build trust to support independence
Support and encourage your teenager to make good decisions so they become confident.
Help your teenager become trustworthy
As a parent you can play an important role in demonstrating behaviours of trustworthiness.
Set realistic boundaries with your teenager
How to set boundaries that help your child gain independence, remain safe and make sound decisions.
Trusting your teenager
Hayley and Lisa share their story of Hayley's first taste of independence when she was 12.
What parents think about...staying relevant
Staying relevant as your kids grow older can be a challenge so we spoke to a bunch of parents to get their top tips.