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10 Simple Ways to Connect to Your Teen

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Mother and daughter cooking in kitchen

Do Something Together


Spending time with your teen doesn't have to entail hours at the mall with her and her friends. Teach your teen how to make your famous cookies that she loves, or rent a movie you've both wanted to see on a weekday night. Just hanging out together at home or in a relaxed environment can help draw your teen out of her shell.

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