If you’re a parent or a young person struggling to cope, or someone who needs support, we’ve set up a Facebook group to help you. It’s called Raising Teens. We’ve gathered some of our Raising Teens radio show experts to give advice and you can also share your own ideas and tips or simply have somewhere to talk and be heard. And we have our small army of amazing Make (Good) Trouble teens on hand to help out.
We have Q&A advice sessions, ideas for activities and more. We’ll be sharing the best ways to keep in touch with friends and family – which apps and digital media wok best, including which are free – so no one feels alone. We also have every episode of our Raising Teens radio show available to listen to if you need specific help. Parents, teens and brilliant experts share stories and give really practical advice.
Communication is so important, as is understanding each other when we’re feeling anxious and in close proximity. Listen to our pilot episode which covered dealing with flare-ups and how to get a teen to talk. We also discussed where to get support for yourself as a parent as well as broaching difficult subjects.
We also have episodes on understanding the Teenage Brain in series 1 – and The Return of the Teenage Brain in series 2 which are amazing insights into the workings of the adolescent brain and really do help us understand why teens act the way they do.
If your teen is struggling with anxiety and other issues are flaring up, these episodes may help: