Many people think that families become less important to children as they move into the teenage years.But your child needs your family and the support it offers as much as she did when she was younger.Teenagers need love and support from parents at a time when lots of other things in their lives are changing.
Strong family relationships can go a long way towards helping your child grow into a well-adjusted, considerate and caring adult.
It’s true that family relationships change during adolescence.
When your child was young, your role was to nurture and guide him.
Knowing what your child is doing and being available to her can mean fewer teenage behaviour problems.
Being available could be as simple as just being in the kitchen when your child is in her room, so she knows she can talk to you if she wants to.
Now you might be finding that your relationship with your child is becoming more equal.