Question by  pippa (48)

What are the key messages from parents that teenagers need to hear?

I have one teenager and one soon to be teenager.


Answer by  Abby57 (329)

Teenagers need to know that their parents love them and are a steady, stable person in their life. Teens need to know that there are boundaries and rules to be acknowledged, but within those boundaries it is safe to experience what life has to offer. Teens need to know that the decisions they make now have lasting consequences.


Answer by  ericamartin (88)

Teenagers need to know that you are looking out for their safety. That you understand their troubles (share stories and complications you had that are similar).


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Always make sure you give your children the sex talk. It's important to do so BEFORE you think they'll be sexually active. Also let your children know you are always there to listen. Sometimes they need a shoulder to cry on.


Answer by  starrgazerlily (119)

That life is hard and despite being older you were once a teenager yourself. You know what they are going through and you know that they are going to make mistakes.

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