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Coping with parenting when you’re raising a teen

Raising a teenager can be tough. It can be really hard to stay calm if they’re being rude, sulky and argumentative. And while we know it’s important to set a positive example by encouraging them to talk things through and listening sympathetically, sometimes all we want is for them to grow up and give us a break from all the drama!

Here are our top tips for keeping calm when you’re parenting a teen.

Parenting a teen if you’re going through the menopause

Just at the time their kids hit the hormonal storm of their teen years, many mums can hit the hormonal storm of the menopause. This can make dealing with teenage dramas doubly difficult.

If this is you, you’re not alone. And while there’s no cure for teen moodiness, you don’t have to put up with the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. There’s a lot that can be done to help manage symptoms, including making healthy lifestyle choices, trying different treatments and seeking support from healthcare professionals. Understanding and managing your symptoms will make it a lot easier to understand and cope with the symptoms of being a teenager.

Our page on menopause has more information.

Last updated: 12 Dec, 2023