10 Simple Ways to Connect to Your Teen
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No, it's not the same as having a real conversation, but times are a-changing so you might as well go with the flow. While you shouldn't ditch face-to-face convos completely, you might find your teen is more open when you wade into her digital world. Start off with a silly, one-sentence email. If your teen bites and engages in the back-and-forth banter, you can sneak in a question or two about her day that might get you an actual response.
Wary of technology? Even better. Ask your teen to show you how to email or text.
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