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Parenting Teens - September 5, 2012
Day 20 - Effective Communications Strategies Part II
We look at the role of Paying Attention to Their World, Listening for Feelings & Avoiding Interruptions in effective communications.
4. Show an interest in the world of your teenageres) • ask questions about their interests and listen to their answers • treat them as unique individuals with their own points of view and personal tastes
5. Listen for feelings • allow them to express negative emotions • don't rush in with solutions right away
6. Try to avoid interrupting • the average person listens for only seventeen seconds • resist the desire to be defensive or to butt in and correct
What affirming words can you share with your teenager this week? What one-to-one time can you plan?
See the attached worksheets in the study guide
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From Series: "Parenting Teenagers"
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