An introduction to supporting adolescent parents.
Adolescence can be exciting and stressful all at the same time. Rangatahi are no longer children, but they’re also not yet adults. As they adapt to the many changes they face during these years, the type of relationships they have with their whānau and peers will play an important part in how they develop. Most rangatahi who become parents and have strong support from whānau, friends and others close to them will do well in their parenting role.