Families with teenagers commonly experience a bit of upheaval. Teenagers are busy growing and changing and trying out the world around them. It can be infuriating, frustrating and scary for teenagers and parents alike. The following links offer some strategies for building the best relationships you can in your family during this time.
The Paradoxes of Adolescence
This article looks at the confusion and contradictions that teenagers and their parents often experience.
Communicating with Teenagers
This article together with When Communication Breaks Down offer some ideas for parents who are struggling with communicating effectively with the teenagers in their family.
When Communication Breaks Down
Read this in conjunction with Communicating with Teenagers for some ideas for parents who are struggling with communicating effectively with the teenagers in their family.
Testing the Boundaries
Setting limits with teenagers can be a fraught issue, its also an important one.
When Parents Decide to Separate
Here are some ideas to help parents support teenagers and respect their needs when the parents' relationship is breaking up.
Teenagers and Sexuality
Parents often find it hard to talk easily with teenagers about sex. This link lets you know about a booklet that might help out with this.
Here is some information about teenage depression. It includes some of the causes, symptoms and approaches to dealing with it.
Getting on with Parents
Here are some ideas for teenagers about managing your relationship with your parents.