Why does my teenager want to do risky things?

Green poster teen on high rope climbing

Did you know, to feel the same excitement as they did before their teenager years, teenagers need to experience a higher degree of risk, and will often seek it out?!

How you can support them

  • Understand they might enjoy risky behaviours – at the same time as keeping them safe.
  • Plan and encourage controlled risky activities such as skate boarding, organised off road cycling, organised high rope activities, paint balling etc.
  • Talk to them about your house rules/boundaries and what is acceptable and what is not.
  • Seek advice if you are concerned about illegal or dangerous behaviours.