Tips for supporting your teenager
There are a number of things that you can do to be a supportive parent to your child. If you'd like to understand more about the importance of being a supportive parent, read our fact sheet on supportive parenting and teenagers. Or you may want to chat to other parents in the forum, to hear their tips or share your own experience.
Otherwise, see below for our supportive parenting tips.
Managing COVID-19 within your household
Whether it’s you or a family member who has tested positive, our strategies will help your family feel prepared, informed and, most importantly, okay.
Helping your teen adjust to living with COVID-19
As we learn to live with COVID-19, your teen might have trouble adjusting to being back at school or out in the community. Learn how you can support them here.
Helping your teen cope with change
Are you wondering how you can support your teen through times of change? Here are our best tips to help you and your teen cope.
Navigating racism with your teen, for parents
Hear from Jamal Elsheikh on how you and your teen can understand racism, even if you don’t experience it yourself.
Help your teenager develop their strengths
Use the VIA Survey to find out your teenager’s strengths and ReachOut tips to build on them.
What to do when your teen withdraws from you
Learn why your teenager is withdrawn, how to help them, and how to figure out when they need further support.
Free parenting support from a professional
Find out about our free online coaching service and how we can help you be the parent you want to be.
How to help your teen when they’re feeling lonely and isolated
When your teen feels lonely or isolated, they need you more than ever. Get some tips on how to support them through.
Quiz: What's your parenting super power?
Take this quiz to discover your natural parenting style. Work through the different scenarios to reveal your strengths, and learn how to use each of the parenting styles to support your teenager.
Checking in with the Roulettes
FLTLT Berryman shares why it’s always important to check in with yourself and those around you.
Your guide to connecting with parents and carers online
Get support and chat to other parents and carers in our peer support forums.
Dealing with disturbing content
From Netflix to YouTube, we give you the tools to approach disturbing content with your teenager.
Parents as positive role models
Learn how to be a good role model for your child as they go through adolescence.
How to support your teen around January 26
January 26, or 'Australia Day,' can be a tough time. Here's some tips on how to support your teenager.
How to support your child's dreams
Rebecca and Tammy chat about the importance of supporting what your child is passionate about.
Help your teen figure out what they want
It can be a frustrating time for teens who have no idea what they want to do after high school.
Supporting an intersex teenager
Here's your guide to supporting an intersex teenager. Get info on what it means to be intersex, and how you can support.
Teenagers moving out of the family home
Hear from Brianna and Tim on moving out of home and changing family dynamics.
5 tips from a single mum
Forum member @taokat shares her experience of being a single mum and some tips for how to make it work.
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.