Being a parent is tough. Being a parent of a teenager is almost impossible, especially when conflicts arise. Here are some tips to better communicate and resolve problems with your teen.

Listen to everything your teen has to say

  • Try not to interrupt, as this might let them talk to you more
  • Express your own feelings and be open and honest always
  • Be willing to compromise or negotiate
  • Show your teen that you care about their feelings and that you understand what they are going through
  • Don’t compare your past situations to their current situation, they are not the same
  • Ensure you are both calm, not angry or upset, when talking about an issue
  • If you are saying no to something, say it calmly and do not yell
  • Try to have discipline moments be about a lesson, rather than just punishment