Facing storms in our lives is nothing new. Some of those storms may rage in our physical bodies but many rage in our mind and spirit. We don’t want our students to be facing storms unsupported and just hoping that they will soon pass. We want them to be able to “dance in the rain”. We want them to be comfortable talking about their storms. We want them to be able to get help whether they are in school or at home.

But… we also know that being a parent of a teenager can feel like you’re in the middle of a hurricane at times! Some of the storms are very unpredictable and may be short and blow over or they may last for days. These pages aim to signpost you to sources of help and support.

Signs they might be struggling

YOU might just know in your gut as their parent that something is wrong. Don’t be afraid to trust your instincts.

Helping your Teenager Find Help

Help & Support for Parents

Parenting Teenagers Courses

If you feel you need some fresh ideas (or even just ideas!) about how to manage your teenager and share experiences with other parents why not consider signing up for a parenting course? If you are interested in joining a course please contact sheree.manley@carres.uk