Parenting Teens - September 4, 2012
Day 19 - Effective Communications Strategies Part I
We look at the role of listening and attention-giving in effective communications.
2. Learn to listen
• treat them like young adults (not children) • Listen carefully to their views and feelings
Effective communication requires that parents o learn to speak with their teenager rather than at their teenager (Gary Chapman, The Five Love Languages of Teenagers) o engage in discussion and be prepared to debate the issues rather than repeating Simplistic slogans such as “You're too young to have a boyfriend” or “drugs are dangerous”
3. Give your full attention • recognize the important moments to listen and give your full attention • don't try to listen to your teenager while doing something else at the same time • maintain eye contact; observe your teenager’s body language
When have you had your best conversations with your teenager?
From Series: "Parenting Teenagers"
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