In my many years of teaching and parenting teenagers I have discovered these four things that they absolutely hate in their relationships with parents, teachers and peers. They are…
- Being yelled at
- Sarcasm directed at them.
- Being put down
- Being ridiculed
As much as they hate having these four things directed at them, they are quite comfortable directing them at others.
If you want to connect more intimately with teenagers never use the above. Bite your tongue and reap the rewards.
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