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.