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10 Simple Ways to Connect to Your Teen

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Talk About Your Youth


Reminiscing about when you were young will help your teen see you more as a person and less like a parent. While talking about anything illegal or dangerous isn't smart, letting your teen in on a few of your past adventures and debacles might make her more likely to tell you about some of hers. If she makes you privy to this information, remember — listen, keep an open mind, and don't lecture!

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