8 Keys to Better Communication with Your Teen

by Mark Gregston

People were made to communicate and be in fellowship with one another, so when our need to connect is stifled or lacking, it creates within us a longing to engage.  I can remember when I was a kid, I spent lots of time talking to my mom, but having conversations with my dad wasn’t the norm.  Now, that was partly due to the era and the way things were done back then, but not having that communication with him created a void in me that made me realize I not only wanted something different, but I wanted to do things differently, too. 

The way that today’s teen communicates may have changed—they may talk more with their thumbs, and less with their mouths—but it doesn’t mean they’re not interested in connecting with you.  Teens really do want parental involved in their lives; they just want it on their own terms.  So, if you’re interested in learning how to keep the lines of communication with your teen open, then keep reading because I’m going to share eight tips that will help you keep the art of conversation with your teen alive and thriving. 

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