7 Things You Can Do To Improve Communication With Your Teen Daughter
By: Jerry Woodward
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Clear communication is an absolute necessity if you want to have a connected relationship with your teen and want to make sure that she gets the message. Good communication helps build a foundation of trust, promotes positive self-esteem, encourages healthy behavior and helps to diminish frustration and stress in the family. A successful way of attracting problems into your relationship with your teenager is by sending unclear or mixed messages. While many parents feel it is almost impossible to have a conversation together, their teen still wants to connect with their parents.
Improving communication with your teen can be challenging, but it is one of the most important things you can do to have a strong, long-lasting relationship. There are things parents can do to improve communication with their teens.
7 Things Parents Can Do to Improve Communication With Their Teen Daughter
Make time for when your teen can count on having your attention
Make it safe for them to share their joys, excitement, needs and fears
Listen without judgment and treat with respect
Share your values and beliefs during “teachable” moments
Be yourself to build value and trust
Let your teen know that you are there for them when they need to talk
Do things together one-on-one and with the family
For parents and teenagers to be able to express themselves through good communication, it requires having empathy and compassion for each other. If the focus is on understanding each other and building a relationship, then communication will come.
Parents, if your teen daughter is struggling with self-defeating behaviors and you are having a difficult time with communication, allow Trinity Teen Solutions to help you determine the best course for help. For more information, call 307-202-8400.