Relationships articles
‘Frenemies’ and toxic friendships
‘Frenemies’ and toxic friendships
What are toxic friendships and frenemies? This parent guide explains negative teen friendships and what you can do to help your teenage child avoid them.
Dads and teenagers
Dads and teenagers
Dads matter to teenagers, because good relationships between dads and kids boost teenage self-esteem. Just spending time with your child is a great start.
Privacy, monitoring and trust in the teenage years
Privacy, monitoring and trust in the teenage years
Teenagers naturally want more privacy – but you still need to know what's going on! Read how trust and monitoring are the keys to handling the issue.
Respectful relationships for teenagers
Respectful relationships for teenagers
Respectful relationships: what do they look like? How can you help your teen have respectful romantic relationships? Start with role-modelling and talking.
Shifting responsibility to your child
Shifting responsibility to your child
As children get older, they want and need more responsibility. Here are ideas for giving teens the right amount of responsibility at the right time.
Staying connected: you and your teenager
Staying connected: you and your teenager
Staying connected with your teenage child is about building closeness through everyday activities. Get practical tips for positive relationships with teens.
Teenage friends and friendships
Teenage friends and friendships
Friends and friendships are important to teenagers, and they're good for them too. Here's what to expect and how to help your teen build good friendships.
Teenage relationships: romance & intimacy
Teenage relationships: romance & intimacy
Teenage relationships can involve romance, and exploring physical and sexual feelings. Here's how to prepare for this important stage of your child's life.
Teenagers and free time
Teenagers and free time
Teens need free time to do things they enjoy and be with friends. Get tips to help your teen make the most of free time – including spending time with you!
What parents mean to teenagers
What parents mean to teenagers
Teenagers need their parents for love, support and guidance – although it might not always seem like it. Here’s how to strengthen bonds with your teen.
Good family relationships: how to build them
Good family relationships: how to build them
Good family relationships help your children feel secure and loved. Here’s how to build relationships with quality time, communication, teamwork and more.
Building good parent-child relationships
Building good parent-child relationships
Positive parent-child relationships are important for all areas of children’s development. Read ideas for strengthening your relationship with your child.
Helping teenagers adjust after separation or divorce
Helping teenagers adjust after separation or divorce
Separation or divorce can complicate normal teenage ups and downs. Help teens by being open, telling them it’s not their fault, and sticking with routines.