Rules for talking to your teen

If you find it challenging to connect with your teenager, Josh Emery shares tips to talk to your teen”

1. Validate them – “It sounds like you’re feeling …”

2. Ask them if they would like any support from you

3. Give them a hug or some available form of physical touch.

4. Ask them if they need space to process

5. Say something like, “I am sorry you have to go through this, I believe you can make it though.

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