The U.S.offers these suggestions to help teens and parents communicate:
- Schedule time every day to talk as a family. Share stories about your day, and talk about anything that’s on your mind or bothering you.
- If you want your parents to know something, you need to tell them. They can’t read your mind.
- If you’re asking for something, be clear in stating what you want and why you’re asking for it.
- Be patient. Try to stay calm and get along. Both parents and teens should learn to compromise.