Strategies to Keep Teens Talking
The truth is that you can set rules, but monitoring them can be pretty hard.
We used to think that monitoring was only about asking questions and watching closely. We now know that parents are much more likely to know what is going on in their teens' lives when they choose to share information with them.
You may have guessed that whether your teen will share his whereabouts and activities with you has something to do with your relationship and how you achieve that balance of warmth, support, and need to know (control).
Will your teen rally tell you what is going on?
But how do you achieve the right balance of support and control? You know your child best, but there are some general strategies to consider.