SPRINGFIELD, MAss. (Mass Appeal) - Good communication with your teen about school issues can make your job as a parent much easier. However, if you and your teen seem to have a disconnect, perhaps it's time to explore how you can communicate more effectively.
Deborah Alli, Executive Director at Huntington Learning Center shared some tips for communicating better with your teen.
Huntington Learning Center
Five Town Plaza
352 Cooley Street
Communicating with Your Teen
- Try not to make every conversation about school
- Strive for more positive interactions than negative ones.
- Listen, listen, listen.
- Recognize that your teen is growing up.
- Respect your teen as you want to be respected.
Parents who want additional information are encouraged to call the local Huntington Learning Center at 413-783-8010 or visit huntingtonhelps.com .
About Huntington Learning Center:
This simple statement is the criterion by which all decisions are made - what is best for the student guides all decisions.
Each center's director must make dozens - even hundreds - of decisions about how best to guide a student to achieve her or his goals. In every case, the criteria by which the director makes those decisions is our mission statement and our code of ethics.
These decisions involve the kind of program the director recommends, the tutor to be assigned to work with the student, the curricula to be used, the program duration, and many, many more decisions. By understanding what's best for the student, the director can make the best decision possible.