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To be a parent comes with its share of challenges, particularly during adolescence. Throughout this period of changes, your teen will need your support and presence more than ever. He or she will need your guidance to learn important and necessary things in order to become an independent and responsible adult.

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 different stages of young people's lives
  • A monthly newsletter (in French) offering current and exclusive content for parents
  • Events for parents whose teen is entering or beginning 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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The many changes that teens live through can have an impact on their sense of well being and self-confidence. As a parent, you have the wealth of experience to be a model for your youth to help them through this sometime difficult period.

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Experimentation

Experimentation

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Adolescents often go through a phase of exploration and experimentation. Whether it is associated with sexuality, alcohol, or drugs, it is important to open the discussion with your teen. Thus, you encourage their development and prevent risks linked to certain behaviors.

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School perseverance

School perseverance

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As a parent, you have a fundamental role in regard to school perseverance and success in school for your teen. Despite guidance programs being part of the school program of your child, you remain the first source of influence in his or her educational pathway.

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Peer relations

Peer relations

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Friendships take up an important part in the building of your teen’s identity. Circles of friends transform and the ways teens invest in these relationships do too. Parental awareness remains important in this area, both with in-person interactions as well as in the virtual sphere of different social media networks.

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Parent-Child Relationship

Parent-Child Relationship

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It’s sometimes difficult to find the right balance between parental limits and the need for your teen’s autonomy. It is nonetheless possible to maintain a good relationship and communication between you and your teen, all the while respecting their emerging needs and maintaining reasonable discipline.

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Mental Health

Mental Health

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Adolescence is the time of significant change for youth and their mental health can be upset. As a parent, it is possible to provide a space and tools to help your teen to be alert to the state of their own mental health.

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