Teens naturally want to communicate with their friends without oversight from their parents. Parents, on the other hand, worry about what information their children are sharing and want to keep them safe. So, how do you, as a parent, navigate through this tricky terrain with your teenager? You’ll need two essential parenting skills: the ability to listen and the willingness to compromise. These must-have skills will help you and your child develop an agreement that you both can live with.
In this article on CNN Heather Kelly offers some ideas on how to keep the lines of communication open with your teen.
Cathi Cohen, LCSW, CGP