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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