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Parent Story
In this short video, parents and teenagers discuss the importance of boundaries for developing teenage independence. Parents say it’s important to set up rules about things like going out with friends. Both parents and kids also talk about the importance of trust and communication. And one mum says, ‘Sometimes they want you to say no ... it makes them feel safe’.
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  • Last updated or reviewed 15-05-2011
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