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Video: Supporting teenage independence: rules and boundaries

9-18 years

In this short video, parents and teenagers talk about how rules and boundaries can support teenagers as they develop independence. Rules and boundaries can help, even as teenagers get closer to adulthood. Trust and communication is a big part of this. You can also see how different parents have different expectations about boundaries. 

As one mum says, ‘Sometimes they want you to say no ... it makes them feel safe’.

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Independence rules and boundaries (PDF 36kb)

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