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Being a parent comes with its fair share of challenges, particularly during adolescence. During this important period of development, your teen will need your support and your presence more than ever. They will need your guidance to learn essential knowledge and skills that will help shape them into independent and responsible young adults.

Trouve ta ressource provides parents with tools such as:

  • Articles and publications on various subjects written by professional speakers
  • Web capsules led by professional speakers on the different developmental stages of young people's lives
  • A monthly newsletter (in French) offering current and exclusive content for parents
  • Events for parents whose child is transitioning from elementary to high school.
  • A complete directory of resources in Laval working with young Laval residents
  • An interactive map grouping the resources on the territory of Laval and their respective fields of expertise

The main topics that appeal to parents of young people / teenagers

Well-being

Well-being

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An adolescent will live through many changes that may impact their overall sense of wellbeing and level of self-confidence. As a parent, you have a wealth of lived experiences that can help your child through this challenging period of time.  

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Experimentation

Experimentation

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Adolescents often go through a phase of exploration and experimentation. Whether it is related to sexuality, alcohol, or drugs, it is important to have open communication with your teen. These discussions will encourage their development and can minimize potential risks linked to certain behaviors during this phase.

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School perseverance

School perseverance

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As a parent, you play a crucial role in your child’s academic success and level of perseverance regarding their studies. Despite the guidance counsellors available to them in schools, you remain the primary source of influence on their educational pathway.

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Peer relations

Peer relations

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Friendships are a central part in establishing your teen’s identity. Circles of friends often change and the way teens invest in these relationships do too. Parental awareness about the impact of peer relations (in-person and virtually through social media) is vital.  

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Parent-Child Relationship

Parent-Child Relationship

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It can be difficult to find the right balance between parental limits and your teen’s need to be autonomous. Upholding a good relationship and open communication between you and your teen are key in respecting their emerging needs and maintaining the necessary level of discipline.

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Mental Health

Mental Health

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Adolescence is a time of change, growth and development and this can have a significant impact on your teen’s mental health and wellbeing. As a parent, it is possible to help create a safe space where your teen can develop tools and increase their self-awareness regarding their mental health.

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