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Video: Handling tricky conversations with teenagers

9-15 years

Difficult conversations can come up when you least expect them. Talking about topics like drugs, sex or bullying can be uncomfortable too – for both you and your child. But there are ways to handle these conversations in positive ways.

This short video demonstrates things you can do to handle difficult conversations with teenagers. Staying calm and really listening make a great start. You can also use these opportunities to help your child make responsible decisions.

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