Set a Goal for Your Discussion

More advice for your teen by teens: You need to discuss something with your parents, and you want them to see your point of view or maybe change their mind on something. Setting a goal for the conversation means that you will likely reach your goal for the conversation. The other person can’t give you what you need until you know what you need. So before you say the first word, take some time to figure out what you need from the other person, whether it’s a parent, teacher, or your boss. Go into the conversation with a goal.

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This article was written by the former chair of our Youth Advisory Board, Sarah Hinstorff.

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