Let’s try that again.
Give your teen and yourself an opportunity to start over when an interaction goes wrong.
1. Use a nonverbal signal (circling your finger) to signal the need for a redo.
2. If needed, say ‘redo.’
3. Encourage your teens to use the signal when you act or speak out of alignment.
4. Compliment your teen on their redo and avoid the temptation to criticize.