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Family Lives

Family Lives is a charity helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life. We know many people play active roles in raising children. Our role is to support all of you to achieve the best relationship possible with the children you care about, as well as supporting parenting professionals. 

We believe happy children come from happy families and currently support families to improve the outcomes for over 1 million children each year.

What we do

People contact us about all aspects of family life that include all stages of a child’s development, issues with schools and parenting/relationship support.

We also respond when life becomes more complicated and provide support around family breakdown, aggression in the home, bullying, teenage risky behaviour and mental health concerns of both parents and their children.

Parenting teenagers

Parenting teenagers can be likened to a rollercoaster, with many ups and downs along the way. Some parents see changes in their teenager almost overnight whereas others may see a gradual change.

Teenagers can also experience highs and lows through changes in their lives, both emotionally and physically. You may feel more anxious as your teen becomes more independent and it can become harder to give them advice.

Parenting teenagers can be an enjoyable experience with a little bit of preparation and we offer a wealth of information on the different issues you might face including:

  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Communicating with teens
  • Sex and relationships
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Online issues
  • Behaviour

For more information and guidence visit our website (external link).

Who to contact

0808 800 2222

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3pm
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