Helping your child handle peer pressure

As kids grow older they are increasingly influenced by their friends, which can create conflict with parents.

  • A good relationship with your child is the best insurance against peer pressure
  • Talk directly about peer pressure – don’t avoid it, hoping it will just go away
  • Teach them useful phrases to use to cope
  • Don’t nag or threaten teenagers too much

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Socialising with your children

Don’t plan too many social activities for your time with your children; leave plenty of time to just hang out with your kids.

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Kids and their devices – achieving a healthy relationship

Do your children seem to be permanently attached to their smartphones and other devices? Here are some parenting tips on helping kids to develop a healthy relationship with their devices.