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 things you can try that might help you to communicate more effectively with your teenager.
Psychologist Clare Rowe explains how to communicate effectively with your teenager. Read more
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A group of parents share their tips for making chats with your teenager more than “yeah” and “nah”. Read more
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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
Learn what young people wish you knew about their 'attitude' when they were a teenager. Read more