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Staying Connected

Staying connected to your teen

  

Being a teenager (and parenting one) is renowned for being challenging. This year has thrown our kids all sorts of challenges, adding even more stress.

Dr Sue Bagshaw, a primary care adolescent and sexual health doctor at 298 Youth Health, has enormous experience working alongside teenagers. We picked her brain for some tips:

  • Know that as a parent ‘good enough’ is GREAT!
  • Teens learn from what you do, not from what you tell them -Teens are learning how to be an adult – it’s their next stage. You’re their greatest role-model.
  • Try to see things from your teen’s perspective – Be empathetic and respectful. Teens get a bad rap – try not to buy into this.
  • Listen before you react!

For more tips, visit here.

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