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Hot Buttons= Communication Breakdown In another article, No Offense, but…, I harp on the importance or erasing the phrases “no offense” and “just kidding” from our teens’ vocabulary. I want clarify that I certainly don’t mean to imply that jokes are evil and...

I Statements

Wanna be heard? Make “I-Statements” Your Jam When you try to communicate your feelings to someone, do they tend to get defensive? Shut down? Throw your words back in your face? Expressing your feelings during times of conflict can be equally challenging for both...

No Offense

No Offense, But… “No Offense” and “Just Kidding” certainly aren’t new phrases to the teen girl vocabulary. Heck, I remember girls throwing them around when I was in middle school! Girls, and sometimes parents, have used these phrases for years as a way of saying what...

Talking About the Tough Stuff

How to Talk About the “Tough Stuff” Let’s face it: talking about sex, drugs and rock & roll with your kids can be just plain awkward. But alas, it is a necessary evil that will save you much energy and frustration on the back end. Here are a few ideas for you...
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