Notice Where You Talk to Your Teen

Think about three good conversations that you’ve had with your teenager. Where and when have they taken place? Were you in the car, running errands? Sitting on the bed when you’ve come in to say goodnight? Eating dinner? The reality is that time and place matter if you want the words to flow. Pay attention to your conversations and start mentally tracking which ones go well and which ones stall out. Once you know what works, you’ll know how to set up a conversation for success and be able to time you words so they open your teen’s verbal floodgates.

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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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