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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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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