The importance of family relationships and friendships for young people
How do friendship problems and sibling relationships affect young people’s self-esteem? How will your own mother child or father child relationship help your child's confidence? Use our articles and activities to address their concerns and bring you closer together.
As your child grows up, their relationships with friends and family will influence their sense of self-worth enormously. As their parent, you'll be a huge influence on their ideas, values and beliefs, and play a crucial role in helping them develop healthy, positive behaviours.
Our articles and activities are perfect for any family with teenagers and pre-teens, helping you open up communication around body image and self-confidence. Use them to break a cycle of poor self-esteem or a preoccupation with appearance.
A secret code for your mother daughter relationship
How to improve communication skills to talk to your daughter effectively & strengthen your mother-daughter relationship.
Average read time: 6mins read
Convincing kids that it's worth devoting time and effort to schoolwork can be a major source of tension. Here, a mother, Jennifer, and her daughters, Emily and Samantha*, give their views on a typical mother-daughter struggle over homework – showing how understanding other people’s points of view in family disputes can reduce anger and upset on all sides.
How to build a strong father daughter relationship and improve your communication skills to support your daughter growing up.
Average read time: 5mins read
You may never have been a girl yourself, but that needn’t be a barrier to father daughter bonding. You want your daughter to grow into a self-confident young woman – and she’s going to need her dad on her side.
Discover the importance of friendship to adolescent girls, and teach your own daughter how to be a good friend and how to deal with teenage friendship problems.
Average read time: 7mins read
What's going on between your daughter and her friends? What are they texting and messaging each other about? To get the inside story, we talked to girls around the world about what’s most important to them – their friends.
How to improve your listening skills and verbal communication to talk effectively to your child & overcome teenage communication problems.
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Communicating with your child should be easy. But miscommunication is easier. You make a simple comment about what they’re wearing and they storm off, slamming the door. You ask what they had for lunch and they assume it’s an attack about their diet. While you’re just trying to show how much you care about them, their reactions suggest you’re speaking a different language.
Do you offer your child words of wisdom and encouragement? It could encourage them to open up, strengthen your parent-child bond and build their self-esteem.
Average read time: 5mins read
Life can feel lonely for teenagers. Have you considered writing a message of support to your son or daughter about being a teenager? Sharing your own experiences, words of wisdom and encouragement can help you empathise with them and improve your conversations.