1. Teens

Communicating & relationships

Talking to Teens – options for handling tricky teen issues.
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    Active listening is a powerful tool to improve communication and build a positive relationship with your teenage child. Our guide explains the steps.

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    Dads matter to teenagers, because good relationships between dads and kids boost teenage self-esteem. Just spending time with your child is a great start.

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    What are toxic friendships and frenemies? This parent guide explains negative teen friendships and what you can do to help your teenage child avoid them.

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    Teenagers in romantic, intimate and sexual relationships need to understand what respectful relationships are. You can help by role-modelling and talking.

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    Here’s what to do straight after your child is involved in a trauma like a serious accident, natural disaster, sudden death or life-threatening diagnosis.

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    Bilingualism and raising bilingual children has both benefits and challenges for families. Get answers to frequently asked questions about bilingualism.

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