Do you ever feel like attempting to communicate with your teenager is similar to the game Telephone? You know, the game where you have a group of people sit in a circle and one person comes up with a message to relay to the entire group--a message that is whispered to one person at a time until it gets to the last person. The message will often begin with something like “I love to eat toast for breakfast” and end with a completely distorted message like “My cat loves to nap.” And when the final message is said aloud to the entire group, laughter erupts and you all wonder “how did we get to that?!”
Unfortunately, miscommunication in the home usually leads to anger and frustration rather than belly-laughs. Effective communication is crucial for the healthy functioning of a family. This guidebook will briefly walk parents through some of the barriers to effective communication with their teens and how to avoid them. Additionally, parents will learn the impact of communication with your teen on matters of faith. The communication skills outlined in this guide are not only useful in the context of home, but also in relationships outside of the family.
This Resource Includes:
• E-book (pdf file)
• Editable e-book for customization (Word file)