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Raising Teens in a New Country

This guide was created for parents and teens who are new to the United States, and for the service providers working with them. 
 
Download it in English, Spanish, and Arabic
 
The teen years are a time when children learn important lessons and skills that will help them as they develop into adults. This is also a time when parents' and teens' relationships can change. This can be exciting and scary for both parents and teens. It can be especially challenging for families who are also adjusting to being in a new country. This guide covers topics that often come up in families raising teenagers in the United States and reminds newcomers that every parent worries for their children and most teens face these challenges.  

Topics are divided into sections with separate information for parents and for teens, they include:

Cultural Identity School Engagement
Discipline
Community Engagement
Friends Online & Cyber Safety
Discrimination & Bullying  Drugs, Alcohol & Smoking 
Self-Esteem & Body Image Driving 
Dating & Relationships 
Higher Education 
  Adult Living Skills 
 
This guide is also available as a free interactive online learning module.
 

This booklet is the 3rd in a series: