Personal Failure – Teenager Communication

The other day, I realized I was failing to communicate with Gwen.  It was my own fault.  I forgot to place myself in her shoes.  I forgot how I felt when I was about to graduate high school and go out into the real world.  I forgot how scary it can be.

I decided I needed to smack myself in the head.  I have a PhD in communication, yet I failed to utilize my own knowledge and skills.

Sometimes I wonder about myself…

11 thoughts on “Personal Failure – Teenager Communication

  1. My son is 16 and home schooled and I worry about him going out into the world. Especially after this year. We have both been fairly isolated due to my illness and, even though we spend a lot of time together, our communication has been…strained? But we have to be adaptable and teach our children to be too. I think that’s the best thing I can do for him. He’s changing so much right now, sometimes I forget that…really nice post 🙂

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  2. I am a 17 year old adolescent, and the best thing you could do was to put yourself in her shoes. I wrote an article on how can parents increase communication with their teenage children from the view point of a teenager, and one of the key points i talked about included being empathetic with your child. Great job!

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