One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say. Bryant H. McGill
Listen to your teens first and they will listen to you.
1. Avoid interrupting, explaining, lecturing, defending your position or giving orders when your teen is talking to you.
2. Listen with closed lips, “Hmmm.” “Uh huh.” “Mmmm.”
3. Validate feelings. “I can see this was really upsetting.”
4. Show confidence in your teen. Allow them to find their own solutions before offering your ideas.