Grab your friends for a massive night of teen talent, workshops and entertainment inspired by the work and ideas of Australian contemporary artist Ben Quilty. A special event celebrating SA Youth, Week Neo Teen Takeover includes exclusive access to the Quilty exhibition plus a stellar line-up of Adelaide teen talent, local artists and youth organisations presenting workshops, live music, dance performances, robotics and much more! Neo Teen Takeover is a free gallery-wide event for year olds. Registrations essential.
Stephanie Dowd, PsyD. When kids are young, parents are used to swooping in and rescuing them whenever they need help. As your kids get older and their problems become more complex, you have to transition into more of a supporting role, and that can be difficult. This is especially true with teens who are struggling with depression. They need help to get better, but first they have to want that help.
Tantrums, defiance, moodiness, intense emotions, impulsive and reckless conduct. Sometimes it may be hard to believe, but no, your teenager is not an alien being from a distant planet. Your teen may be taller than you and seem mature in some respects, but often they are simply unable to think things through on an adult level.
Show less As your kids go into their teen years, many things will begin to change. To get along and help your teen develop in a positive direction, you'll need to change your expectations and develop empathy, all the while establishing boundaries. Creating a safe, supportive, structured, and loving environment is as important for you as it is for your teen.