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Bad Boys!
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Don't Drop Out
Drugs and Teens
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Gender Orientation Issues
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Talking to your teenage son

Getting your teenage son to talk to you can be one of the greatest challenges you may face as a parent . However, it's a great way for you to become closer with him. It's very important to keep the lines of communication open with your son, he may need your advice one day, and it will be easier for him to come and talk to you if the two of you have an open relationship. If you're having a hard time trying to come up with ways to have a conversation with your son, I've listed a few ideas on how to make communicating with your son less challenging.

  • Don't force a conversation. One of the best times to start a conversation is when the two of you are working on a project of some kind. Ask for help when your working on the car, or ask for his company when you are out running errands. He'll suddenly start responding to questions you throw at him, or he may even bring up something that's been on his mind.
  • Find out what his hobbies are. If you know your son's favorite sport is basketball, ask if he wants to join you in a competitive game of horse, and when it's time for a breather, open up a conversation about his favorite team.
  • Ask him questions. A great way to start a conversation is by simply asking him about what's going on at school. Ask him about special events he plans to attend, and who's his favorite teacher.
  • Talk to his friends. When your sons friends come over to watch the game or play video games, sit with them and listen to what they're saying. You'll find out a lot about your son by interacting with him and his friends. Eventually, his friends will be comfortable talking to you, which makes it easier for your son to communicate with you.
  • Take your son out. It's easier to talk about something that you've done together. If you take him to a concert or sporting event, the two of you will have something to talk about later.

When trying to communicate with your son, show a genuine interest in what's going on in his life, and try to stay away from confrontational conversations. Be ready to listen to what your teenage son has to say, this will help you learn how to ask questions that are relevant to what's going on in his life.

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