Teen Years 13 to 18 - Communication
Positive communication between parents and teenagers can sometimes be difficult. Teens are seeking both independence and support at this stage in their life. Peer pressure, body changes and other stressors can often make communication tough. Take time to stress the positive about your teen, rather than the negative. Above all, the message needs to come from your heart. Although teens do not always agree with parent messages, they do consider them. For effective communication, parents need to remember to get the facts, encourage questions, and most important ... LISTEN.
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