Adolescence is a time of change for parents and children. Teenagers want more independence and the chance to test out their own values and beliefs. As teenagers choose to spend more time with their friends, parents can worry that they are losing the closeness they enjoyed in earlier years. Parent Line can help parents navigate this confusing and challenging developmental stage.
Survival tips for stressed parents
Parenting teenagers can be very challenging and the family home can seem like a battleground at times. Parents often feel like they are ‘walking on eggshells’ to try and keep the peace. To...
Online gaming and your children
Parent Line receives thousands of calls from parents and carers who are concerned about their child’s online gaming. Concerns are wide-ranging, including worries about exposure to violent and...
Transition to high school
Transitioning to high school can be an exciting time and full of new experiences, but it can also be worrying and challenging for many young people. These worries are all normal. High school also...
Common concerns for parents with teenagers are:
- Teen mental health
- School and study issues
- Managing technology use
- Alcohol and drug issues
- Strategies to build positive relationships
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