Most young people want guidance from their parents and everyone (even adults) need their parents' advice and help sometimes. Some common things we know young people want their parents to do:


  • Understand what it's like being a teenager

  • Understand that you have to make up your own mind on things

  • Be interested in your life, but respect your privacy

  • Understand that your friendships are important to you

  • Trust you

  • Support you when needed

  • Give advice and opinions when asked (without a lecture)

  • Have reasonable rules

  • Inform themselves a bit more about drugs

  • Be there if there is a problem


What do you want from parents?