How do you communicate with your teen child? You see, I used to have communication challenges with my teen daughter, especially during puberty. I was confused about my methods of raising a child because they stopped working. Where is my small, innocent, and obedient baby? I came to the reality that my child was no longer a child. She was a teenager.
During that time, I was lucky to listen to one of the psychologists who advised parents like me:
“Talk to your teen in the same manner, as if you are talking to your spouse.”
This comparison is so powerful. It is so simple to remember, and it worked.
In short, be mindful of what to say, when to say, and how to say it to your teen child.