New Parent Resource: Talking With and Listening to Adolescents
Adolescent Health Working Group published a new Parent Resource: Talking With and Listening to Adolescents.
Communication is the cornerstone of our relationships with our children. Creating a safe, open, and honest channel of communication helps us share information and hear what our youth thinks, needs, or is doing. Finding time is also a factor—youth at this age are spending more time working, hanging out with peers, and on social media, reducing the opportunity for conversations. Because adolescence is a time of developing personal identity, testing boundaries, and increasing independence from family, communicating with an adolescent is different from communicating with a younger child, so you may need to try new strategies.
Download the document here or share the link with young people and youth providers.
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