talking with teens

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TALKING WITH TEENS:

TALKING WITH TEENS

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Teenage period (puberty) is the most difficult time of life as we have a rapid change biologically, psychologically, socially and cognitively . What happens? Emotional- reserved Sensitive to hypocrisy High value on honesty and truth Their interests change

Generation Gap :

Generation Gap Teens begin to differentiate themselves from their parents Also parents’ overinterest on their safety and health and future and their manipulative attidute make case worse and worse.

WHAT HELPS YOU?:

WHAT HELPS YOU? Active listening Appropirate disclosure about yourself ( thought - need - opinion - feeling ) Control excessive emotion and be sensitive to the power difference between you and the teen . Ask questions Not as a guardian but willing to ask question – good question . Start slowly Neutral topics ( music , vacation , school etc .)->> Contentious ones ( hair style , staying out late , living alone ) Pick your battles Choose your topic to war over . Know your child’s personality , decide what to give in. Walk your talk Do what you want them should do  Be consistent , no hypocrisy Be Honest - Keep promises Don’t ridicule or criticize appearance - behaviour - opininon Say “ Yes ” as often as possible

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