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Teens (12 -18 years)

As children enter adolescence, they go through big changes – physical, emotional and social. Friends become more important and they may want more privacy.

From building trust to talking about tough topics, this advice will help you and your child navigate the teenage years.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
Problem Solving

Problem Solving

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

As children grow they’ll come across problems they need to sort out themselves. You won’t always be there to give your child advice, but you can help him develop skills and strategies so he can solve problems on his own.
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.

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