As children move closer to adolescence they may appear to not want to talk as much with their parents. This does not mean they don’t want to talk to their parents, nor does it mean they have nothing to say.
It is important at this time for parents to not give up and keep asking questions and talking on a regular basis. This helps children to feel supported during these changing times.
Children who feel their parents are always available when they need them, usually feel close to and like being a member of the family. This feeling of closeness between family members helps to protect children from many problems…
If you or your children are struggling:
Kids can call Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 or Youth Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636 or you can contact your child’s GP. If you are struggling, call Lifeline on 131 114, or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.