The teenage years are really important, as important as any other ‘childhood’ age and stage. And just like any other age and stage they can be exciting, challenging and a lot of fun.
Dr Sue Bagshaw of 298 Youth Health has provided the following advice on what parents can do to help their relationship with their teenager.
For further reading on the teenage brain and its development Dr Sue Bagshaw recommends:
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