Troubled Teen Options




How To Talk To Your Kids

We are hoping that this information on how to talk to your kids will be helpful to you. The “communication gap” as it was known in the 60’s is still a problem in this day and age. As a parent you may have experienced difficulty in communicating with your child. If you really want to learn how to talk to your kids, you will need to ask yourself, “How do I like to be talked to”? The difficulty in communicating with your kids, especially teens can be diminished by a sincere desire to communicate. As a parent it is very important that you keep the lines of communication open. If your teen is still able to talk to you, he or she will not go very far astray.

When the space shuttle is re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere there is a period where all communication is lost. The astronauts and NASA are unable to speak with each other. This is probably the best analogy of teen and parent communications we have heard of. When a teen is in their teenage years, it is “not cool” to talk to your parents. In many peer circles if a teen talks to their parent they may be looked down on by their peers. That is why it is important to learn how to talk to your kids while they are young. If you know how to talk to your kids when they are young, it will be easier to keep the lines of communication open.

How To Talk To Your Kids About Drugs

Trying to decide how to talk to your kids about drugs can be a bit perplexing. While it may seem difficult, the best way to do it is to just jump in and do it. If you think it may be too early to talk to your kids about drugs, it’s not. The older your child becomes the more difficult it will be teaching them. If you have developed a relationship of trust with your child, they will be much more likely to want to confide in you. Another key factor to keeping the lines of communication open is regular time set aside to talk with your kids. Some families have experienced great success by setting aside time each week or month for each child to have an individual time with their parent. It is easier if the time is set in advance and also important that both child and parent are committed to the ritual. For example, a Father could set up a time each month, say the first Tuesday of the month to take one of his kids out to dinner or for a treat. The time driving and eating is spent in quality communication. This is a great time for the Father to teach about drug abuse, and other issues the teen may be going through.

How To Talk To Your Kids About Sex

Talking to your kids about sex can be an awkward thing for both of you. Some kids will get embarrassed and turn red. However, talking to your kids about sex is an important issue. They need to know from you so they don't go to school and learn it from peers. They need to know where babies come from and how to use contraception. Determining the right age to talk with them depends on their maturity. Some say that the age of 10 is a good age to sit down and have a talk with them.