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.
How to communicate effectively with your teenager
Psychologist Clare Rowe explains how to communicate effectively with your teenager.
Talking to your teen about disappointment
Dr David Bakker shares some tips for helping your teen cope with and learn from disappointment.
Ask questions that encourage your teenager to talk
Active listening is vital in building rapport, understanding, tust and helping your teenager talk to you.
Here's some ideas on how you can talk to your teen about culture, and celebrate Harmony Day or Harmony Week with your family.
Do you know how your teen is going?
Find out what's wrong with your teenager and get tips on how to communicate.
How Paul and Thoma talk about serious stuff
Learn from a dad of two about how to help your teenager figure things out.
Quiz: Negotiation & compromise with your teenager
Deciding on curfews and parties is tough. Use this interactive tool to guide you through the process.
Parents and teens react to scenes about active listening
Listening is an important part of all family relationships. We studied parents’ and teens’ reactions to TV show and movie scenes about listening f and asked them to share what they thought.
Parents and teens react to scenes about asking questions
The best way to learn how your teen is doing is just to ask them. That’s why we sought parents’ and teens’ reactions to scenes from TV shows and movies about asking questions.