How to Get Your Teen Talking

Once upon a time, your kid talked your ear off and now… crickets. There are things you can do to open up the lines of communication with your teen. It starts by creating a conversation environment. When your kid gets home from school today, don’t bombard them with questions. Instead, greet them and then get a healthy snack ready. Not only does the food become a signal to sit down and catch up, but hangry teens are less likely to be chatty. Let them get settled and take a few bites before you try to open up the conversation.

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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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