Early teens communicating and relationships: in a nutshell

Relationships change during the teenage years. Although your child might want more privacy and more time with friends, family love and support are still critical for helping your child make responsible decisions and build caring relationships.

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Our Parenting Teenagers alerts offer ideas to help you keep the lines of communication open with your child.
 

Resources

  • Logo of speech bubble with teens written in it

    Talking to Teens

    Our interactive guide shows how different approaches to communicating with teenagers can get different results.

     
  • Raising Children's discussion forums

    Early teens forums

    Join a community of parents and carers sharing ideas and tips on parenting children 12-15 years.