The Teenage Years: Making them Easier for Parents and Young People
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
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This information sheet provides an overview of the types of behaviors exhibited by teenagers and what parents can do to deal with them in a positive way. It is stressed that, although teenagers can face difficult challenges, parents should not accept inappropriate and unacceptable behavior. It is important, however, to deal with the problems in positive ways. It is noted that teenagers who have a positive relationship with one or both parents are less likely to get into serious trouble. The resources present a short list of good ways for parents to improve their relationships with their children.
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