1. Parenting

Talk to Your Teen

Communication is the number one way to keeping your teenager happy and healthy. Talking to your teen will open doors for both of you and strengthen your relationship. Learn to talk to your teen about the life issues they are facing using our communication resources.

How to Use Popular Media to Stay Connected with Your Teen
Find out how to use popular media to start conversations with your teen.

10 Ways Assertiveness Skills Help Teens
Learn why it's important to teach teens how to respectfully stand up for themselves.

Why It’s Important to Teach Teens About Feelings
Teach your teen to understand and label his feelings.

4 Styles of Communication: Identify Your Teen’s Style
Identify which of the four styles of communication your teen uses.

Learn to Talk to Your Teen
The most important parenting skill you will need is effective communication. Learning to talk to your teen is the basis for all other parenting skills you will need to raise a successful young adult. You can choose to follow the class online or sign up for 5-day email lessons. Or, if you're pressed for time, head straight to the analysis quiz ...

Be Consistent with Your Teen and Enjoy a Better Relationship
When using consistent communication and discipline with their teens, parents are able to enjoy a better relationship with them.

How to Help a Shy Teen Become Less Passive
Learn how to help a shy teen speak up for herself.

Talking to Teen Daughters
When you are raising teen girls, it's important to keep the lines of communication open. There are many things you can do to be proactive in your communication with your teen daughter. See the tips here.

5 Positive Nonverbal Communication Cues Parents Can Use
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Talking Points for Teens: 10 Reasons Why Cheating is Wrong
Teens do not always understand why cheating is wrong. Here are ten reasons why cheating is wrong which you can use while talking with your teen.

Five Signs You Are Having a Respectful Conversation with Your Teen
Article for parents of teens who want to learn how to respectfully talk with thier teens.

Stop Yelling at Your Teen
Article for parents of teens who want to learn how to stop yelling at thier teen.

10 Reasons to Give Your Teen Why Lying is Wrong
Sometimes all you need to talk to your teen about a tough topic is the words. Here you will find ten talking points you can use with your teen to have a conversation about lying.

Parents, Take Note of Today's Youth Culture to Keep Connected With Your Teen
Parents of teens should you use every means they have available to connect with their child and know what is going on in their daily lives. Keeping a pulse on todays youth culture will help.

Praise Your Teen
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10 Ways to Send a Clear Message to Your Teenager
A sure-fire way of inviting problems into your relationship with your teenager is by sending mixed or unclear messages. Clear communication is an absolute must if you want to have a bonding relationship with your teenager.

Active listening
An important skill for parents to master is "active listening." Learn how here.

Door Openers Verses Door Slammers
One important listening skill to use when communicating with your teenager is using 'Door Openers', as opposed to 'Door Slammers'.

How to Role Play with Your Teen
You can use role playing as a method of communication with your teenager. It's not hard to learn and will build confidence in your teen.

Learn to Fall Back and Regroup In 5 Easy Steps
When you make a mistake in your discipline, you'll need to fall back and regroup. Learn how by using these tips.

Talking About Sex to Preteens
When having a talk about sex with a 9 to 12 year old teen, what do you say?

Things That Make Talking About Sex to Teens Tough and What to Do About Them
Article for parents of teens who feel talking about sex will be tough and see specific problems that they may have.

Talk to Your Teen About Dating
When your teen begins to show an interest in dating, you’ll want to iron out how you feel about it. Besides the ‘my daughter isn’t dating until she is thirty’ thoughts that will run through your head, there should be some serious thoughts about how you would like to see this dating thing work out. Find help with these tips.

Talk to a Teen with Looking for a Date Jitters
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How To Talk to Your Teen About Smoking
Starting a conversation about not smoking really isn’t as hard as you may think. Your teen is expecting for you to say something – he/she knows that most parents do. That can take the edge off. Here is how to make these conversations as effective as possible, so your teen doesn’t ever start smoking.

How to Talk to Your Teen About the Future
Parents need to learn to help their teen conquer this hefty question by dropping little seeds of conversation as time goes by and watch them grow into wonderful ideas.

Talking to Your Teen About Today's Economy
With the recession looming, our teens are rightfully worried. It is a good idea to talk to your teen about today's economy and how it affects your family. You can ease your teen's concerns by talking with him using these five tips.

10 Ways to Spend Quality Time with Your Teen
Check out these ideas to help you find ways to spend quality time with your teen.

Five First-rate Opportunities to Talk Money Sense with Your Teen
Teens need to learn money sense. Here are five times you can step up and talk to your teenager about money - and he will listen!

10 Communication Mistakes that Discourage Teens from Talking
Try to avoid these 10 communication mistakes that can discourage your teen from talking.

Talking to Teens About Friendship
Tips on talking to teens about how to have healthy and fun friendships.

Talk to Your Teen About Homosexuality
Part of teaching teens about their bodies and their sexuality is teaching them about alternative sexual orientations. You can do this by talking to your teen. Here are some tips on how.

A Teen Slang Dictionary
A teen slang dictionary - slang dictionary for parents of teens who need help with slang communication suggestions.

Talking to Teens for Parents Best Time to Talk to Your Teen
When have you found is the best time to talk to your teen? Is it after they have gotten rest? Is the time different if you want to use discipline...

8 Strategies that Will Encourage Your Teen to Talk to You
Find out which strategies can help encourage your teen to talk to you.

How to Teach Your Teen Problem-Solving Skills
Learn how to teach problem-solving skills to help your teen address both big and small problems.

How to Develop a Positive Pattern of Communication with Your Teen
Find out how to replace negative patterns of communication with more effective communication techniques.

Why It’s Important to Maintain a Healthy Relationship with Your Teen
Find out some of the reasons why it is important to have a healthy relationship with your teen.

How to Avoid Using Sarcasm with Your Teen
Learn how sarcasm can be damaging to your relationship with your teen.

How to Talk to Teens About Difficult Subjects
Learn which strategies work best to talk to teen about difficult subjects such as sex, dating, bullying, and drugs.

Find out how reflective listening works and see how it can improve your communication with your teen.

How to Validate Your Teen’s Feelings
Find out how to validate your teen's feelings.

How to Build Credibility with Your Teen
Learn how you can increase your credibility with your teen and increase the chances your teen will value your opinion.

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