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  • A secret code for your mother daughter relationship
    How a codeword can improve communication with your teen daughter, helping you offer relationship advice & strengthening your mother daughter relationship.
    Average read time: 5mins read

    It can be hard for a teenage girl to chat to her mum – or anyone – about a sensitive issue. A mother daughter private code may help her talk when she’s feeling awkward or unhappy.

  • How to have a great father daughter relationship
    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.

  • Differing points of view in 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.

  • Words of encouragement: how you can support your child
    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.

  • The Parent Translator: a tool to tackle communication skills
    How to improve your listening skills and verbal communication to talk effectively to your child & overcome teenage communication problems.
    Average read time: 3mins read

    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. 

  • What is active listening, and how can it help you communicate with your child?
    Discover the secrets of active listening, and learn how to talk so teens will listen, to improve communication with your young adult.
    Average read time: 5mins read

    Communicating with teens about the problems they're facing can be difficult – it’s all too easy to say, “You’ll get over it.” But being dismissive can discourage them from expressing their feelings.

  • Teenagers and friendship: girls tell us why their friendship groups matter
    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 stop cyberbullying and protect your child from its effects
    Cyberbullying facts, advice on how to prevent cyberbullying, tips for dealing with cyberbullies for parents.
    Average read time: 4mins read

    New technology has made it easier for bullies to reach their victims. If you think your child is being affected, use our action checklist for advice on how to support and protect your child from cyberbullying.

  • Help your child understand the impact of being a bystander to bullying
    How can we stop bullying when we're neither the bully nor the victim? Read our advice and tips for parents and share them with the young people in your life.
    Average read time: 4mins read

    Bullying doesn’t just impact those directly involved. Perhaps your child isn’t a bully themselves, but has been a ‘bystander’ – someone who does nothing, even when they see someone being teased or bullied. They may think they are doing the right thing by keeping quiet – so it's important to teach them that by challenging a bully, instead of being a bystander, they can stop hurtful behaviour taking place.

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