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Teenagers need time to explore their interests and meet like-minded people, but also need free time on their own. Here’s how to support your teen in building and maintaining healthy relationships during this period of self-exploration.

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Teenage Friendships

Teenage Friendships

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

As children enter the teenage years, friends become increasingly important. Positive, accepting and supportive friendships help teens develop towards adulthood.
Teen Privacy and Trust

Teen Privacy and Trust

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

The desire for more privacy is a natural part of adolescence. At the same time, teenagers still need your support to make good decisions. Trust is the key to finding a balance between your child’s need for privacy and your need to know what’s going on.
Extracurricular Activities, Interests and Hobbies For Teenagers

Extracurricular Activities, Interests and Hobbies For Teenagers

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Extracurricular activities are fun and interesting things your child does outside of school. They let your child pursue an interest or a passion, meet like-minded people, or develop new skills and abilities. Balance is the key when it comes to these activities.

Getting Teens Involved in Community Activities

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Getting involved in the local community can boost teenagers’ confidence and self-esteem and give them a chance to build new skills. You can encourage your teen to get involved by taking part as a family or by helping your teen find activities that interest her.
Teens and Family Relationships

Teens and Family Relationships

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Teenagers need love and support from parents at a time when lots of other things in their lives are changing. You can keep your relationship with your teenage child strong through ordinary, everyday activities.
Teenagers and Free Time

Teenagers and Free Time

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Teenagers need free time to explore their own interests, be with friends or just unwind. If you and your teenager can find free time activities to enjoy together, it can be a great way to build on your relationship.
Teen Sibling Conflicts

Teen Sibling Conflicts

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Sometimes teenagers seem to fight all the time. If you approach these conflicts in a constructive way, you can help your child learn important skills for adult life.

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