Parents of teenagers frequently tell me that they no longer know how to connect with their children. So I asked Elyse Suter, who had recently graduated from college and was working as my assistant, to help me write an article for the Aha! website with teen-tested ideas for parents.
From Elyse: Finding common ground with your teen builds trust, understanding appreciation and affection. So as a 23-year-old college graduate, here are my ideas for parents to connect with their teens — some are specific, others general but I believe in all of them and hope they help to foster peace and understanding in every step.