Drums were an unlikely choice of instrument for a young John McIntosh. He was born with scoliosis – a severe curvature of the spine. Typical symptoms include limited mobility and heart and lung difficulties – the type of symptoms that make lugging around a drum kit challenging.
Developing good relationships is important for our wellbeing. Good relationships make us feel safe and nurtured; they make us feel valued and give a sense of belonging.
It’s important to talk with your teen honestly and openly — and without judgement. Good communication with your teen means they’re more likely to come to you when they have any questions or concerns, or if they need help with something.
The teen years can be a real rollercoaster of highs and lows. And as a parent, it’s not always easy to know what’s happening in your teenager’s life. We’ve put together a few places you can go to get information about supporting your teen.