1. Teens

Development

Freedom and support help teens develop independence.
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    As children become teenagers, their brains grow and change, which affects thinking and behaviour. Read how to help with healthy teenage brain development.

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    Many teenagers have seen pornography. You can help protect your teenage child from the possibly damaging effects of pornography by talking openly about it.

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    To achieve independence, teenagers need freedom to try new things, firm and fair family rules, good decision-making skills, and your guidance and support.

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