Home > Teens > Teen Social and Emotional Issues > Connecting With Your Teen > 10 Simple Ways to Connect to Your Teen

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE


10 Simple Ways to Connect to Your Teen

7 of 11
Father and son grilling outside

Chat While Working Together

Forced eye contact and face-to-face conversations can make anyone, especially teens, uneasy. Chat with your teen while you are both working on something or doing household chores like shoveling snow or raking leaves. You might find your teen becomes more talkative if he's keeping his hands busy or doing something else productive.

Next: Connect Online


Where Should Newborns Sleep?
We've rounded up all the alternatives and considerations to make a safe choice for your new addition.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

5 Tips to Help Make Your Child Self-Sufficient
Follow these tips to help your child become self-sufficient, and help him learn the skills he'll need to take care of himself.

Ready for Kindergarten?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks