Tips for supporting your teenager
Good communication is the key to any relationship, and that holds true for parents and their children. The way you communicate with your child will need to change as they grow older, and this will require you both to learn new approaches. If you’d like to understand more about effective communication, go to our page on effective communication with teenagers. You might also like to chat to other parents in the forums and hear about strategies that they’ve used.
Otherwise, below you’ll find effective communication tips for parents with teenagers.
Psychologist Clare Rowe explains how to communicate effectively with your teenager. Read more
Active listening is vital in building rapport, understanding, tust and helping your teenager talk to you. Read more
Find out what's wrong with your teenager and get tips on how to communicate. Read more
Learn from a dad of two about how to help your teenager figure things out. Read more
Not sure how to broach the subject of drugs with your teenager? Here's some tips to help. Read more
A group of parents share their tips for making chats with your teenager more than “yeah” and “nah”. Read more
Deep breaths, taking a break, star jumps...! Hear from parents about how to stay calm in an argument. Read more
Father of 8 Jay Laga'aia shares some wisdom about shared emotions and how you can get on the same page. Read more
Use these tips to start positive and constructive conversations with your teenager. Read more