Talking with Teens

By: Madeleine Stobbe, RCT-C, CCC Adolescence can be a challenging time for both teens and families. It’s a time of not only physical changes, but cognitive, social, and emotional development as well. This may take the form of spending more time with friends and less time with family, pushing boundaries, and experimenting with new behaviours. For some families this can mean increased tension and conflict within the home or an increase in isolation or withdrawal by their teen. One of the most important ways a parent can address these challenges is to maintain a healthy parent-teen relationship through effective communication. What follows are some helpful tips for parents looking for ways to improve communication with their teen. Make Time to… read more →