Communication in the Home: An Important Family Topic

A big problem that can affect any family is communication difficulties. Whether it is parent to parent communication, parent to child communication, or child to parent communication if there is something hindering the effectiveness of communication abilities it will be problematic. There are a plethora of different reasons why communication might be a difficulty in any household. If there seems to be a road block in communication at your house, it should be addressed. It is important to not become hostile and offensive, but to still speak your mind.

A recent article from The Informed Parent addressed the topic of effective communication with your teen. The post gives advice about how to communicate better with a teenager, and I thought it was full of useful information. Teens are by far the most difficult age group to communicate with as a parent. If you have been having trouble at your home communicating with your teen I highly suggest their post.

Does your family have a method for keeping communication open at home?

Parenting Tip: How to Communicate Clearly and Effectively with Teens

As a parent, communication with your child is key. It starts early on in life when they first begin to speak and grows into a relationship as they mature. Many parents find difficulties communicating with their children when they reach the teen years. Kids start to want more independence and parents may not approve of their choices or actions.

The Informed Parent recently posted about “Effective Communication with Your Teen”. In their post they outline ways for parents with teens to communicate better. It can be really difficult to communicate with your teen without it turning into a controversial argument. These tips may be able to help you out a lot.

How do you communicate with your teen? What is your technique to diffuse a controversial situation when it arises?