As a therapist and the mother of three teenagers myself, I know firsthand that the more you push your kids, the more they get defensive and dig in their heels. They become reactive in the form of explosiveness or shutting down and ignoring you. When they are not exploding, they are thinking the following: In fact, these may be the only ways your teen knows how to communicate when things get intense—which of course only causes more conflict. You find your child online chatting with her friends when she is supposed to be doing her schoolwork.
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Effectively Communicating with Teens | Middle Earth
July 9, by middleearthnj Communication is the exchange of thoughts, ideas and information. During adolescence, it is fairly typical for a child to confide less in adults and more in friends. Although adults should not overreact to this normal developmental process, there are definitely ways to develop and maintain positive, open, and effective communication with youth. When teens and adults communicate better, daily conflicts can be solved more easily which reduces stress for both parties. Here are several tips for keeping the lines of communication open: Active listening is when you are not thinking about anything else other than what is being said to you.
By Chris By far the most common issue that comes up when discussing teenagers with adults is that of communication. Be it with regards to maintaining good relationships, effective discipline, or setting boundaries, the practice and skills of good communication are always involved. There are lots of ways that communication skills can be improved. An obvious method of creating better communication outcomes is to reduce communication mistakes.
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