Tips for Parents of Teens

During especially stressful times, there are helpful tips to remember:

  • Listen with an open mind.
  • Teens communicate with both behavior and their words.
  • Take care of yourself: reach out to others, exercise, or listen to music.
  • Even in times of stress, do something fun or special with your teen each day.
  • Balance close supervision with giving space.
  • Avoid power struggles and be open to a different perspective.
  • Testing limits is an expected part of teen development.
  • It’s okay to ask for help.