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Talking to Teens

Good communication lies at the heart of all good relationships. For many of the parents that I speak to, fostering a relationship with their children that is based on open and honest communication is what they are aiming for. In this vision of a relationship, their child feels comfortable to come to them with any concerns or worries they may be experiencing. This goal remains the same no matter what age their child is. However, in many homes, once the pre teenage and teenage years hit, this goal seems to become more difficult to reach. Once a child enters adolescence there is a push for independence which is often shown by their peers becoming more important than their parents. Add in to th