The Trials And Tribulations Of Parenting A Teenager

Teenage angst is something we remember all too well. The first heartbreak, the peer pressure, the quest to look good and the need to fit in are pressures that we look back upon and smile at knowing that we are now too old and too wise to ever be overly concerned by these issues again. In fact, we are astounded that we were ever so bothered about such trivial things in the first place. However, as a teenager, these issues are your entire life and the ability to find your place amongst your social hierarchy can seem like the most important thing in your world.

As a parent to a teenager, you want to ensure that you provide an environment that sees your son or daughter develop into a well rounded, mature and decent adult. But what about when things go wrong? We may look back on our teenage years through comical rose tinted glasses but what about when angst does take hold, and your teenage son or daughter find themselves in dangerous situations. Take a look to see what you can do to support your child through their teenage years. Continue reading