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How to Get a Teen to Talk about their Feelings?

During adolescence, it is fairly typical for a child to confide less in adults and more in friends. While adults should not overreact to this normal developmental process, there are definitely ways to develop and maintain positive, open, and effective communication with youth. When teens and adults communicate better, daily conflicts can be solved more easily and teens are more

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Why Being a Parent is Better than Being a Friend to Your Teen

There is a lot of debate about whether a parent should be a friend to their children. There are strong opinions on both sides of this debate, but in truth, there is a healthy balance between them. Parents should be spending quality time, having fun with their teens, and creating an environment of open communication. In this way, parents are

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