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Helping teens build resilience

You can’t always stop your teen from facing problems. They're a fact of life. From everyday issues like falling out with friends or exam stress to more serious problems like family illness or bereavement, they’re bound to face some challenges in their teen years.

But you can help them deal with these ups and downs by helping them become more resilient. Resilience is being able to adapt to different situations and difficult times. It’s more than just coping – it’s coping well, and moving forwards by building on what we’ve learnt in the past.

Tips for helping teens build resilience

Last updated: 10 Oct, 2023