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5 ideas to get young people to listen

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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)

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