Does it seem easy to communicate with your teenager? Establishing a connection with your teen is the basis for effectively supporting their mental well-being and social and emotional learning. You have two main tasks: to build on your relations and be an active listener.
There are some tips to help you with these tasks:
- Show an interest in what is important to your child to show you care.
- Share things about yourself and find ways to identify shared interests.
- Show attentive body language.
- Ask open-ended, clarifying questions to gain a deeper understanding of how your child feels.
- Give positive feedback and affirmation.
- Validate what your teen is expressing.
And don’t forget that communication is not only about sharing difficulties or tough feelings. Having fun together and laughing hard is a wonderful way to feel good and strengthen your relationship!
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