Communicating With Adolescents…

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“Talking to my son used to be easy, but now that he’s 16, it’s difficult for me or my husband to know what he thinks. He isolates himself in his room and barely speaks to us!”​—MIRIAM, MEXICO.

“At one time, my children were eager to hear whatever I had to say. They soaked it all up! Today, as teenagers, they think that I’m out of touch with their world.”​—SCOTT, AUSTRALIA.

IF YOU are raising an adolescent, you can likely identify with the parents quoted above. In the past, conversation with your child may have flowed like a two-lane highway. Now, it seems, the road is blocked. “When he was a child, my son used to bombard me with questions,” says a mother in Italy named Angela. “Now I’m the one who has to initiate conversation. If I don’t, days might pass without any meaningful discussion.”….

https://www.jw.org/finder?wtlocale=E&docid=2008564&srcid=share

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~ by DJ Camstar on 06/08/2018.

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