Today's Tip for Families

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Ask Your Teen for Opinions & Ideas at Least Once a Day

When teens know that their ideas, feelings and opinions are valued, they develop the confidence to take an active role in school and life.

Make it a habit to ask your teen for his opinion once a day. You might ask him to recommend something to do on the weekend or at night. Or you might talk about an issue going on at school or in the community and ask for his thoughts about it. If you have a problem, you might ask him to help you solve it.

Once you ask what your teen thinks, listen respectfully. You may disagree, but this is not the time for debate. Thank your teen for sharing, and let him know you care what he thinks.

When your teen knows that his thoughts are taken seriously at home, he'll be more likely to express them in class.

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