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Parenting teenagers isn’t always easy; from exams to teenage relationships, teen issues can take a little bit of getting used to, but we have vlogs that might help. Whether you need advice on teen health, think your teen is feeling a little stressed or troubled, or just want some tips on parenting teenagers, these mums can help!

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What is the best way to look after my teen’s health?

With exam stress and changing hormones, teenage years aren’t easy for every child, so keeping an eye on their health is just as important as it’s ever been, both mentally and physically. Some teens develop faster than others, and each copes with the stress of becoming a young adult differently, so it’s important to make sure they’re looking after themselves. Find out more about mental health issues here. 

When should I talk to my teenager about relationships?

Every teen is different, so it’s best to trust your instincts when it comes to your teenager’s development, but it’s worth noting that a lot of schools also cover relationships as part of their curriculum. If you’re unsure, there are a number of books and reading materials designed for teenagers to encourage them to speak about any issues they’re having in this area. Watch videos about relationships here. 

How can I deal with my troubled teen?

Teenagers are often under a lot of pressure, both physically and mentally; their bodies are going through tonnes of changes, they have a new workload to deal with, and peer acceptance is more important than ever, so it’s no wonder that they sometimes test their boundaries within the family. Your teen’s school likely has counsellors and advisors if you’re truly worried about the way your teen is behaving.