Keeping the Communication Lines Open
As parents communication with our children is paramount. This is a really good article on communication. Please take the time to read.
My parents when I was 7: “Go to your room!”
My parents now: “Come out of your room!”
—Paul, age 16
When I speak at parenting conferences, I usually ask parents how many of them are enjoying good communication with their teenagers. About 10 percent raise their hands. So, if you are having trouble communicating with your teen, apparently you are in the vast majority. When I ask parents if they communicated well with their parents when they were teens, again about 10 percent raise their hands. This doesn’t change the communication challenges you face or the possible hurt you experience, but it’s good to know you aren’t alone.
Click here for the entire article.