It can be really difficult to be a parent, you find that when your child is younger you have more control over their lives and you can protect them more but when they become a teen this is no longer as possible. If you come over too heavy handed it can drive your child away further, so here are 7 tips on keeping your teen safe.
7. Be a Parent but Also Be a Friend
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Your teen needs to feel that they can approach you to talk about difficult matters, yes you may need to give them parental advice but it is also important that you listen to what they are saying. If your teen feels comfortable talking to you about anything, then you are going to be more likely to keep them safe because you too can talk to them about anything.