A Nod Is Worth 1000 Words

Hey parents, the best conversations with teens don’t require a lot on your end. In fact, our recommendation is to ask a question and then listen. Don’t offer suggestions or solutions; just nod to indicate that you’re hearing their words. Because what teens really want is your approval and to know that you care about their thoughts and feelings. The best way to show that is to listen. When you pick up your end of the conversation, make sure you’re talking with and not at your kid. Wait until they ask you a question before you give them an answer.

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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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