Parenting Ideas Club print this page

5 ideas to get young people to listen


Getting on the same page with young people is a challenge for many parents. Often they’ll listen to their friends, and even their friends’ parents, before they listen to their own parents.   Here are five very different approaches that will encourage your young people to listen you:   1. Swap ‘you’ for ‘them’ If your son or daughter is more likely to listen to their uncle or aunty than you, then it makes sense to draw them into important conversations: “I think your Uncle/Aunty/other esteemed adult would tell you that you should be very careful when you go a party in that part of town.”     Bringing others in to the act spreads the authority around and makes it easier for them to take your messages on board. It’s also a great way to get around a young person’s natural defensiveness and su...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)


No comments. Be the first to leave a comment!

Already a member?

Join the Parentingideas Club

...and get expert advice at every stage of your child's development.

Reliable advice, confident parenting, great kids
We do the heavy-lifting so it's easy for you to stay up to date with the latest parenting strategies.

Features and Benefits:

  • 100's of road-tested, age-appropriate strategies to raise happy, confident kids that are
    conveniently accessible when needed.
  • A 24-hour online helping hand with the challenging job of parenting that's private and
  • Dozens of fantastic downloadable resources to keep you on top of your parenting game.
  • Get valuable parenting tips and principles in a format that works for you.
  • All resources and advice are consistent with the Parentingideas approach for raising confident, resilient kids to maximise your parenting impact.
  • Receive a special developmental guide on each child's birthday so you can confidently navigate the year ahead.
  • Includes participation in all parenting online courses held throughout the year

Join now

Start your FREE 30 minute trial

Enter your name and email address to try Parenting Ideas Club FREE for 30 minutes.

Wish to sign up instead?