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When parents can understand the change their teenager is experiencing, it can benefit them in their parenting role and help them maintain a positive relationship with their teenager.
Posted on Thursday 12 October 2017 in Parenting
Parents often approach the teenage years with the fear of the unknown. Up until now their child was fairly predictable but when entering their teenage years, parents can feel challenged. The same child seems to prefer the company of their friends and can become challenging and critical of their parents.
For the young person this is a time of intense physical, psychological and social change. These changes can happen at intervals across the period of adolescence (defined by the World Health Organization as the period between 10 and 19) or all at once. It is this level of change that brings new challenges to both parents and teenagers. When parents can understand the change their teenager is experiencing, it can benefit them in their parenting role and help them maintain a positive relationship with their teenager.
So what do teenagers need?
What you can do to develop a better relationship:
There is more information and guidance available and you can find out more on the physical, psychological, emotional and behavioural changes that occur by downloading our free ebook Parenting Positively Teenage Well-being.