Or dinner. They scoff or grunt in your general direction. Do you know why teens do this?
Parents are told to keep an open line of communication with their teenagers. But in a classic parenting conundrum, as soon as their adorable, chatty children hit adolescence, the kids clam up. It seems the last people on earth they want to talk to are Mom and Dad.
Jan Faull, MEd, on how parents can get their teens to open up to them. My teen often answers questions with one-word answers. It makes me feel distant and estranged from her, though she's a great kid and has great conversations with friends, from what I can tell.
Most parents have seen their teenager start the day in a reasonably good mood, but then return from school draped in gloom and chilly silence. These interactions usually unfold in an awkward and predictable sequence. We then tend to nurse a sense of injury that our teenager has rebuffed our loving support.
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You probably talk to friends way more than you talk to your parents. That's natural. Even if you and your parents have a great relationship, you want to find your own path and make your own choices.
The teenage years are full of change for both parents and teenagers. Not only are teens growing and changing physically, but they are developing their identity and becoming more independent. The hormones that drive puberty and bring on its physical changes also affect how a teen thinks and feels.
Verified by Psychology Today. Surviving Your Child's Adolescence. Out in the world, the teenager is a parent's prime informant about what is happening in her or his increasingly complicated life. Thus, parents want to regularly be given adequate and accurate information about what is going on.
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To many parents, their teenager is a closed book, with a padlock, and poison spikes, and maybe a big dog in front of it. At times it seems impossible to get them to open up and talk about their lives. But talking to your teenager and knowing about their lives is one of the best ways to protect them from danger. Spend more together.