Parents of teenagers need good information and better support to help them navigate this stage. Here you will find some ideas about how to understand your teenager better.
This article was written for the Parenting UK Newsletter in 2013. Introduction Support for parents of teenagers can play a critical role in helping families cope with difficult situations, and ensuring that problems first identified in the adolescent years do not...read more
The brain undergoes major change during the teenage years Until recently it was assumed that there was little further development in the brain after the end of childhood. However we now know that the brain continues to change and develop all through adolescence. In...read more
“Yes, I get quite moody, quite a lot of the time. Like with parents and stuff, they say just do something, and I’d take it a bit too far, and like just storm out of the room, slamming doors.”15 year-old girl. Parents of teenagers need good quality information...read more
Parents and teenagers need to be able to talk together. Yet in so many families this turns out to be a major problem. Parents feel the teenager won’t listen, and teenagers feel exactly the same: that their parents aren’t listening. One 14 year-old girl...read more