/ Apr 17, 2019

The Easiest Way to Monitor Your Teen


Ever feel like you’re playing a game of twenty questions when trying to find out what your teen is doing? Our advice? Stop. Instead of asking another question, listen. Stop multitasking and slip that mobile device in your pocket. Physically show them that they have your full attention. Don’t use your response time to react; instead, use your speaking time to clarify or understand. When you do these things, you become the kind of parent that teens want to confide in and you end up knowing what they’re doing… without needing to ask more than a question or two.

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