The Rules How to talk to your teen

  • Be Available
  • Use "?" instead of "." or "!"
  • Remember it is a dialogue---not a monologue
  • Help them answer the "Why"
  • Earn the right to share
  • Timing is as important as what you say
  • Ask "Are they listening to me?"
  • Give them space for their own opinions and choices
  • Remember: God is in control ---know the difference between your job (to encourage and instruct) and His job (to redeem and transform)

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