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The Top Seven Mistakes Parents make when Managing Teen Friendships

The Top Seven Mistakes Parents make when Managing Teen Friendships

Growing happy, healthy teens is hard yet rewarding.
Effectively managing teens’ friendships means striking a balance between offering guidance and support while respecting their autonomy and individuality.
Juggling open communication, attentiveness to your young person’s needs and concerns with a willingness to intervene when necessary will ensure their well-being and keep your relationship strong.

Social Media and your Teens

Social Media and your Teens

It means persistence. It means working with our kids to give them the support they need as they grow and learn to ‘do’ life. We are our kids’ first teachers, our place in their lives is far more influential than we’ll ever know. We owe it to them to steer them through adolescence with love, support, and with good, old-fashioned, parenting. 

Empowered Goal Setting

Empowered Goal Setting

For parents who are guiding their rangatahi through the goal-setting process, all of these steps are important. If your young person expresses any signs of resistance then explore it. Beautiful conversations come from these opportunities. 

Our Deeply held Values

Our Deeply held Values

Parenting with an awareness of your values puts us in the driver’s seat when it comes to being the parent who makes a difference in the lives of their rangatahi. 

And every rangatahi needs that.