Today's Tip for Families

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Some Teens Need More Time to Themselves

Communication is an essential ingredient of the type of parent-child bond that supports achievement in school. When you are trying to communicate with your teen, it helps to keep your teen's basic personality in mind. At times it may seem like your student is avoiding you. But after a day of interacting with others at school, your teen may just be "recharging."

If your teen is an introvert, this may happen often. Introverts require a certain amount of quiet time by themselves. Then they are ready to have a talk or spend time with others. Wait until your teen seems in a more outgoing mood, then try talking again.

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Boise City Independent School District

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