You and your teen

One of the biggest issues faced by parents of teenagers is often centred around boundaries, rules and the impact it has on family life. It can be exhausting telling your teenager what the rules are over and over again. Family Lives understands the pressures of parenting a teenager and can offer advice and information on this. Our section about your relationship with your teenager has a range of content that can help make family life happier. We have articles such as how to live happily with your teen to setting boundaries and more.

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Teenagers still want to spend time with their parents. Of course they'd like to be on their mobile or computer, playing games and communicating with f...
what teenagers need
Young people going through the process of adolescence need what they have always needed from their parents. They want your love, your support, your en...
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Being a parent of any age child is a complex and tiring job. When you’ve teenagers in the house, it’s even more exhausting. You might have...
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spending time with your teen
We all know that as children get older it can become increasingly difficult to know what is going on in their lives and harder to stay close to them. ...
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empty nest
When a child leaves home, it can trigger a range of emotions in a parent - from pride and satisfaction to sadness and worry. We've gathered some helpf...
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    Struggling to understand your teen when they chat amongst each other? Read our Jargon Buster and get to grips with Teenglish!

How we can help you

If you would like support and advice, you can talk to one of our Family Support Workers by calling our confidential helpline on 0808 800 2222. You can also share experiences and advice with other parents on our Forums. Family Lives is here for you and you can contact us about any family issue, big or small.

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