Problem Solving and Talking Through Problems

The biggest problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges when parenting teenagers is taking the timeĀ  to listen properly. It is easy to jump in with our opinions, our solutions. That often just escalates an already difficult situation. Here are some ideas from John Sharry and Carol Fitzpatrick at Parents Plus from their Adolescent Parenting programme.

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