My teenager is withdrawn, what are ways to communicate to him?
Understanding teenage behaviour
Communicating with teenagers
Teenage discipline - what is really important?
Difficult teenagers or is this normal?
I talk about how to deal with teenage problems more effectively, ideas for dealing with a withdrawn teen, or problems communicating with teenagers.
We explore what is important for your teenager, how to understand their challenging your authority or values,
and how you can encourage difficult teenagers to be more involved. Something to think about: Are they really difficult teenagers, or is it our reactions to their behavior that are more the problem?
Of course there will be plenty of challenges with your teens as they develop their own set of values and beliefs and build confidence in their ability to handle problems.
I hope you find some useful tips to inspire or support you in managing teenage behaviour creatively,
fostering good communication with teens, and empowering your teenager to develop
their internal guidance and self discipline.
Don't forget to read our other parent questions below, and feel free to ask your own question.
Teenage Behaviour Audio:
Communicating with Teenagers
by Annie Desantis
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Ask Annie Your Question About Teenage Behaviour, Discipline, Or Any Teenage Problems
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Parenting Questions About Teenage Behaviour Answers by Parent Coach Annie Desantis
Click the links to read Questions about teenagers from other parents and feel free to add your own comments.
More Resources For Understanding Difficult Teenage Behaviour
Throughout the site you'll find tips to inspire or support you in disciplining children with love and respect, and empowering your children to develop
their internal guidance and self discipline. Communicating with Teenagers can be challenging for many parents so getting ideas and inspiration to deal with
teenage problems is really helpful.
Super Skills 4 Kids
Super Skills 4 Kids is an extremely comprehensive course teaching kids and teenagers, (and parents!) to reach their goals, -
be it a skill goal, or behavioral goal; to problem solve, and build a vision for a compelling future.
I am very excited to have finally re-developed this course into a home-study course, available online, that is accessable to lots more families.
The Super Skills 4 kids home-study course is designed with a wide range of age groups in mind, and can easily be modified for teens.
Some of the case studies within the course feature teenagers.
Super Skills 4 Kids is packed with tools and comes with a bonus workbook. I've had many parents say they use many of the techniques for themselves!
Teenage years can be a delight and a challenge for many parents. Heres some ideas on handling some of those tricky times!