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5 Minutes a Day to Connect With Your Teenager - October 16th 2014, 10:16 AM

You drive them to school. You attend their sports games. You even have an occasional meal with them. Yet, you still feel like the relationship with your teenager is superficial at best. You want to be "the go to person" for your teenager, but are not sure how to "break into their world." There may not even be a lot of conflict between you two, but you still feel more like strangers than confidantes.
Wouldn't it be great if you could connect with your teenager? If you could begin the process of tearing down the walls and help establish some emotional trust and closeness? As a parent you cannot force your teenager to open up to you. All you can do is create a relational environment, that over time, she will know that she can come to you with her problems. A relationship which she knows she will be heard, rather than lectured. An environment where he is certain he can be encouraged rather than ridiculed. A relationship filled with dialogues of sound advice and discussion rather than parental monologues and attempts to control.