Posts made in October, 2012

Talking Through Sensitive Stuff with your Teen

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in All Articles, Parenting

Sensitive issues come up often with teens, as they begin to get into more “grown up” things and their sensitivity to criticism or parental “butting in” may be highly increased during this phase of development. Here, parents can broach topics with empathic sensitivity and confidence – this is the best way to get a positive response from your teen! Use Reflective Listening If you are concerned about a particular issue with your teen (i.e. drugs, alcohol, sex, school, curfew, etc), try to get them to talk to you about it before you go in with a speech. Aren’t we tired of being the ones talking to them? However, often our need to have these sensitive discussions...

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