(This is the second post in a three part series. Click here for part 1)
Communication is Key
It can be easy to tell yourself, “if my child is worried, they will tell me”, or, “if they need help with schoolwork, they will tell me”, but the ways teenagers communicate their feelings are not always so straightforward…
1. Make the first move
Sitting back and waiting for your teenage son or daughter to come to you could lead to you are waiting an awfully long time!
You are the adult and parent, so take the first step to show them you care.
Catch them at the right moment to have a chat or make a request. Timing is very important!
Some good times to open up are…