I use all the tools I can muster to get a teenager to talk to me… often after days of building a relationship and getting him to trust me.
Finally, I get him to open up about the issue that landed him in my office. Then I go through my little spiel about the one person in the world that really has his best interest at heart, and would go to the ends of the world and back for him.. his parents.
It’s tricky to pull off if you’re not aware, but responsible parents can maintain their influence on how teens think, and prevent negative influences. All too often though, the reply breaks my heart.« Continue »