Getting Teens to Talk

Having trouble getting your teen to join in the conversation? It may come down to where you are and what you’re doing. Some teenagers find it easier to talk when it feels less like a formal conversation and more like words being exchanged during a shared activity or while driving in the car. If your teen is giving you one-word answers, ask to join them in an activity they enjoy, such as cooking or playing video games, or ask them to come with you on errands. The words may flow if the conversation doesn’t feel planned.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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