A Parent’s Guide to Teenage Development – Development Wheel (DW3)

This wheel is for parents/carers and teenagers (12 to 19 years) and follows on from the production of the birth to five, and older children's parenting wheels. It completes the family of 'age-related' wheels for parents and carers of children through to their adult years.  

Written by practitioners at Harrow Council, these wheels are split into eight sections and each wheel carries information on both sides for each age year. On one side of the wheel there are things that the child or teenager might/should be able to do and also a list of things that the family can do to help the child/teenager, for each age group.

The teenage wheel focuses on positive contributions and the achievement of economic well-being and the reverse side of this wheel gives parents/carers information about how they might help teenagers work towards these achievements as they move towards adulthood.