How can you teach your teenager to say ‘no’ to peer pressure? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #25)

  To help your teenager say ‘no’ to peer pressure, firstly, discuss when saying ‘no’ to friends would be useful. Such as if they were asked to do something sexual or offered cigarettes or drugs by a friend. Secondly, help them work out useful strategies. And there are 10. So just [...]

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How can you do a digital detox with your teenager? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #24)

If you’re worried your teenager is addicted to their mobile, Facebook or computer gaming, try a digital detox where everyone in the house turns off all TV’s, tablets, , laptops and any other ‘screens’ for a set time. So firstly, agree a 1- or 2-day digital detox and plan ahead. It’s [...]

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What can you do if you think your teenager is in an abusive relationship? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #23)

If you think your teenager is in an abusive relationship, firstly, regularly, talk to your teenager about relationships - what’s ok and what’s not ok. If your teenager thinks that a partner getting jealous and checking up on them or hitting them is acceptable, or makes a joke out of it, [...]

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How can you deal with your teenager’s mobile phone obsession? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #26)

If your teenager is always on their mobile, firstly, at a good time, talk about the effect their mobile phone use is having on them, on you, and on the family. Don’t be critical or judgemental or just talk about the negatives, recognise that keeping in touch and the things they [...]

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Does your teenager feel entitled? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #22)

If your teenager feels entitled, firstly expect your teenager to do more to help, get a job and maybe volunteer. It’s your job, as a parent to help your teenager become a responsible adult who can care for themselves. If you don’t, when they leave home, they won’t be in the [...]

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How can you stop a teenager who’s been stealing? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #21)

To stop a teenager who’s been stealing, firstly confront them with the evidence, without giving them the chance to lie. First you’ll need to catch them stealing. Your teenager has probably been taking things for a while, and almost certainly thinks you’re easy to fool. So don’t ask them for an [...]

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How should you deal with a teenager who is moody and surly? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #20)

To deal with a teenager who’s moody and surly, firstly, try to get them to talk about the problem while you just listen. When things are calm… Go to their room. Ask if it’s a good time to talk. Sit on their bed or floor. And rather than asking what’s wrong [...]

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How can you confront a teenager if you suspect they’re using drugs? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #19)

If you think your teenager may be taking drugs firstly, stay calm and gather your evidence. Search their room when they’re not around. Hiding places are often the pockets of old clothes, under the mattress, a hollowed out book, or taped behind drawers. Research on the internet ‘where to hide drugs.’ [...]

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How can you prevent your teenager trying drugs? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #18)

If you want to prevent your teenager trying drugs, firstly, regularly talk with them about drugs whenever the topic of drugs crops up. Teenagers get the message that drugs are bad for them, but they’re sceptical and a bit curious about what they’re like. Over-exaggerating the harm drugs can do can [...]

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How can you get your teenager to help at home? (Video Tips for Raising Teenagers #17)

To get your teenager to help at home, firstly, explain the benefits, and ask your teenager to take on a job. When you think about it, your job as a parent is to make yourself redundant. So initially explain why you want your teenager to help at home by explaining the [...]

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