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Feel like you want to scream?

Being a parent of a teenager is tough. If you feel like you can't cope, talk to friends with teenagers or contact a parenting support group such as Parentline Plus who can put you in touch with other parents and parenting groups. Tel: 0808 800 2222 for more information or visit their official site -

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Julia Sedgwick

I found this article realy helpful. My gorgeous boy has just turned 14 and became a grumpy teenager overnight. Help! I used to be so smug - no my boy doesn't do that, oh no we have great conversations... now I can barely get a word out of him. Just grunts and 'It's so unfair' screams! I want my old chidl back, not this one.

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