Teenagers are undergoing such huge changes in their brains and bodies, it’s not surprising that it can also be a very vulnerable time. Feeling the urge to start to be more independent can also be very worrying. Learning to deal with their peer group, pressures of school, and their emerging sexuality can also be very unsettling. It can be very helpful for parents to obtain some expert guidance in navigating this stage, potentially including issues like keeping the bond between you, bullying at school, cyber-safety, depression, anxiety, self-harm and eating disorders.
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