The busy lifestyle can be brutal for parents, especially with children who are becoming independent.  This course has great practical help for parents of children age 11 and up.

If you’re parenting with a partner, ask them to watch or listen to the same content as you, so you can discuss the question when you’re back in one place.

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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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