Parenting Teens - September 6, 2012
Day 21 - Effective Communications Strategies Part III
We look at the role of reflecting back, responding appropriately and taking a long-term view in healthy communications.
7. Reflect back what they have said • say back to them what you think they are trying to express, particularly their feelings use some of their own words and phrases
8. Respond appropriately • give guidance and reassurance • they are likely to remember our words for years to come
9. Take a long-term view • sometimes any meaningful communicationwith teenagers can be a big struggle • difficulties are usually the result of a phase they're going through • try to create the conditions for conversation to become easier, at mealtimes; spending time with them doing what they enjoy; using their love language • if worried, seek professional help and/or medical support
Role play with another adult. Have them share a typical teenage problem with you, and reflect back what they’ve said. Go back and forth for a few minutes, then switch. What was easy or hard about this?
From Series: "Parenting Teenagers"
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