Parenting teenagers can be challenging and many parents find it hard to adapt to changes in their child's behaviour as they grow up. Here you'll find lots of practical advice on how to deal with common teen issues.  

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School and work

Issues can arise for your teen at school or work, but they may not always come to you for advice or know how to deal with them. We've created handy guides on dealing with everything from exam pressure to truancy and bullying.

School and work
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Behaviour

How to deal with changes in your teen's behavior including handling anger and violence, setting boundaries, discipline and breaking the law.

Behaviour
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Family issues

Understanding their role in the family and what happens when things change can be hard for teenagers. Here we help you deal with issues such as adoption, fostering, separation and divorce.

Family issues
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Real stories from parents of teens

Hear from parents just like you who have been through difficult times with their teens, find out what happened and how they coped.

Real stories from parents of teens
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Sex and relationships

Talking to your teen about sex or who they're dating can feel awkward - get support and advice on tackling everything from sexuality to breakups.

Sex and relationships
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Communicating with teens

Knowing how to talk to your teen can be tough. Here are our practical guides on how to have meaningful conversations with your son or daughter.

Communicating with teens
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Alcohol and drugs

Some teens may be tempted to experiment with alcohol, drugs or smoking and as a parent that can feel frightening. Learn about what's out there, how to spot problems and how to talk to your teen if you're worried.

Alcohol and drugs
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Mental health

Mood swings are normal in teenagers but if your teen is coping with something more serious here's our advice on how to spot signs of depression, anxiety, obsessive behaviour or self-harm and what you can do to help.

Mental health