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Communication 101: Proactive parenting

ByJUDITH POSNER, TRACEY SHIPLEY
April 3, 2014 11:24

Better to have fewer rules and stick to them.

Teenagers feel very alone at times and desperately need to connect with their parents.

Teenagers feel very alone at times and desperately need to connect with their parents.. (photo credit:BATSHEVA LITOVSKI)

Now that you have some tools for healthy communication with your teens/young adults, it is time to co-create a home environment that anticipates and prepares for crises.

One of the biggest mistakes parents make is not paying sufficient attention to kids when everything is chugging along just fine. We all know that sooner or later something will go awry. It is better to be prepared to deal calmly with situations that arise rather than succumb to the ebb and flow of crisis management. Naturally, it is the parents’ job to set some ground rules so that kids know what is expected of them.

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