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Social and Emotional Changes in Adolescence

Social and Emotional Changes in Adolescence

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Adolescence is a time of big social and emotional development for your child. It helps to know what to expect and how to support your child through the changes.
Resilience: Helping Your Teenager Cope With Challenges

Resilience: Helping Your Teenager Cope With Challenges

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

When young people are resilient, they cope better with difficult situations. They ‘bounce back’ when things go wrong. Young people need resilience to navigate life’s ups and downs, so building resilience is an important part of adolescent development.
Teenage Risk-Taking: How To Handle It

Teenage Risk-Taking: How To Handle It

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Taking risks is a normal and common part of adolescence. There are things you can do to help your child stay safe - and ease your own anxiety.
Peer Pressure and Teens

Peer Pressure and Teens

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Wanting to be more like your friends is a normal part of being a teen. Peer pressure isn’t always a bad thing, but when it causes concern for you or your child, there are things you can do to help manage it.
Dealing with Disrespectful Teenage Behaviour

Dealing with Disrespectful Teenage Behaviour

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Disrespectful or rude behaviour in teenagers is something many parents face at some point. Here are some strategies that can help you manage this kind of behaviour in the meantime.
Confidence in Teenagers

Confidence in Teenagers

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

When teenagers have confidence and resilience, they’re better able to tackle difficult situations and bounce back from tough times. You can help build your child’s confidence by focusing on effort rather than outcomes.
Adolescent bullying, schools and building your child’s resilience

Adolescent Bullying, Schools and Building Your Child’s Resilience

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Bullying is less common as your child moves through adolescence, but can still be devastating if it happens. It can be helpful to know the signs of bullying, how to help your child build resilience and life skills, and how to work with your child’s school to combat bullying.

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