There are a number of things that you can do to be a supportive parent or caregiver to your child. If you'd like to understand more about the importance of being a supportive parent/caregiver, read the fact sheet on supportive parenting and teenagers. Or you may want to chat to other parents and caregivers in the forum, to hear their tips or share your own experience.
Reach Out is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents and caregivers. The practical support, tools and tips help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times – and the information they offer parents/caregivers makes it easier for them to help their teenagers, too.
The Kids Are All Right is an Australian website dedicated to supporting parents and caregivers of teenagers. Here you'll find articles and resources to help you navigate the challenges and joys of raising teenagers.
The information on this website is not an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, please see a doctor or relevant professional, or ring the parenting helpline 1300 364 100
Parenting is a tough gig!
While it can be rewarding, it can also be puzzling, difficult and at times frustrating. If you’re struggling, sometimes you need guidance about strategies for challenging behaviour, your relationship with your children, co-parenting guidance or mental health help.