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6/16/11

Communicating Down Under with your Teen

When talking to your teenager, intentionally position yourself lower than they are.  If they’re standing, sit down.  If they’re sitting down, sit on the floor.  This small step sends a powerful signal that you are not trying to force your opinion on them.  In fact, you are leaving it up to them to control the conversation.


Before the first word is ever spoken, you are showing them that you value them as a person and you want to hear them out.  For parents, it’s a great way to encourage open and meaningful communication.  So, take a seat (below them)…you may be surprised how well it works.


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