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Real Voices and Expert Advice

Select a video from the menu to find out what parents and teens think about communication and get expert advice on parenting teens.
Communication Conflicts
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REAL VOICES: What can hurt a parent-teen relationship?
Dr. Laura Kastner
EXPERT ADVICE A: How to avoid yelling and tuning out
Dr. Laura Kastner
EXPERT ADVICE B: How to repair a hurt parent-teen relationship
Improving Communication
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REAL VOICES: What can help a parent-teen relationship?
Dr. Laura Kastner
EXPERT ADVICE: How to improve a parent-teen relationship
Connecting with Each Other
White female parent discussing issues
REAL VOICES: What’s easy or difficult for parents and teens to talk about?
Dr. Laura Kastner
EXPERT ADVICE A: How to make communicating easier
Dr. Laura Kastner
EXPERT ADVICE B: How to talk about topics like sex and substance abuse
Dr. Laura Kastner
EXPERT ADVICE C: What to do if you suspect your teen is drinking or doing drugs
When Teens Are Rude
Young african-american girl talking
REAL VOICES: How can teens be rude to their parents?
Dr. Laura Kastner
EXPERT ADVICE A: How to understand a teen’s rudeness
Dr. Laura Kastner
EXPERT ADVICE B: What to do when your teen is rude
Parenting Styles
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REAL VOICES: What parenting styles are used in your family?
Dr. Laura Kastner
EXPERT ADVICE: How to make different parenting styles work
Teens and Communication
Dr. Laura Kastner
EXPERT ADVICE: What should parents know about communicating with teens?

Get Talking

How can parents and teens connect when it comes to communication? Select a topic and get talking!
Get Talking
Dr. Laura Kastner
EXPERT ADVICE: How to get talking with your teen
Get Talking (Communication) questions
GET TALKING: Have you ever said or done something you regretted?
Get Talking (Communication) questions
GET TALKING: What do you wish you could talk about together?

Make a Plan

Use this simple tool to plan ahead for conflicts about communication.
Make a Plan
Having an IF–THEN Plan
How to Make a Plan
Communication IF–THEN Plan
Communication Plan Example

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