Adolescence can be a difficult time, not only for teenagers, but also for their caretakers. Many parents, teachers, mentors, and guardians feel distanced from their children as they go through their teenaged years. Dr M.W. Johnson proposes most conflicts spawn from a lack of open communication. In this straightforward, practical, and sometimes humorous guide, Johnson examines the everyday language adults' use with their teens and points out how unmindful comments may harm relationships.
He provides suggestions for how to hold more positive conversations and how to approach discussions on tough issues, such as body image and sexuality. By reminding us to take our teenagers seriously and become active listeners, the book provides the means necessary for more effective communication.
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