Talking With Teens
If having a conversation with your teen makes you feel confused, frustrated, or like you need a translator, you’re not alone! Parents often tell us their kids shut down and won’t say anything, don’t listen, or dismiss them with grunts, eye rolls, heavy sighs, and slammed doors. Communicating with teenagers is a skill that requires creativity, patience, and practice.
Learn how to “speak teen” and move beyond, “Whatever!” and “You just don’t get it!” Build a stronger connection with the young person in your life by understanding how to engage in different kinds of conversation. To make it a little easier, we’ve created this printable tool to help guide you.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1. Printed conversation card
2. Time to be fully present