Parents can offer information and guidance to support young people through their teenage years. Good nutrition, physical activity and sleep are important. Challenges include dealing with family issues, peer pressure, drugs and alcohol, sex and relationships.
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Topic: Young people (13-19) - more about parenting young people
The teenage years are a time of great physical and emotional change, and dealing with asthma may seem a low priority.
A teenage girl's level of physical activity has a direct influence on her weight and her future health.
Depression in young people is often not recognised and should be taken seriously.
Type 1 diabetes can affect anyone of any age, but is more common in people under 30 years.
Some immunisations are recommended for all Australian teenagers.
If you are leaving home, try to go on a positive note. Hopefully, your parents are happy about your plans and support your decision.
Partying at schoolies week can be fun, but you need to be aware of the risks, which can include accidents, robbery, violence and sexual assault.
A teenager may be deeply upset by a traumatic event, but not share their feelings with their parents.
Teenagers may turn to friends rather than parents for support in times of trauma and distress.
All suicide threats are serious. You don't have to be a trained professional to help a person contemplating suicide.
See also Relationships - Family
See also Parenting - Parents