Survival Guide For Parents During the Teenage Years

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The transition from early adolescence to the teenage years can happen before you know it. One minute your child is 10 years old and wants to spend every waking minute with you. Gradually your child starts getting more and more involved with school and friends and then–bam, just like that they’re teens. Granted not all teens are the same, this age transition is about the time that children start to become more opinionated and strong-minded. While the silver lining is your child is becoming more independent, your teen may also start to argue or become a bit more rebellious than in younger years.

To help you survive your child’s teenage years, we’ve put together a list of common issues and how to deal. Check them out:


We hope these tips help you to avoid stressing out during your child’s teenage years, and help you build a strong relationship. If you think you may need some extra help, our Behavioral Health team is available. Request an appointment to find a counselor for you and your teen to work through any teenage struggles.

For more tips for keeping you and your loved ones healthy, check out our Family Care Articles. And remember–the teenage years don’t last forever. Good luck out there!

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