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Teens Can - Supportive Relationships

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  • Listen to what your teen is saying Be aware of how you respond e.g. stay calm.
  • Give your teen your full attention Turn off your phone, put down your to-do list.
  • Admit when you’re wrong and make amends
  • Laugh and enjoy time with your teen
  • Give a hug
  • Get to know your teen’s friends Peer pressure and media can affect your teens choices.
  • Give your teen extra support when big changes are happeningStarting high school, changes within the family, moving…
  • Be open to talk with your teen about difficult topics Such as drugs, sex and violence… Visit the More Info section for help.
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