#006: Tips for Promoting Healthy Communication with Teens

Trying to communicate with teens can feel like speaking a foreign language, but keeping those lines of communication open is more important in this season than any other! On today’s episode, we’re talking about the things parents need to know to promote ongoing, healthy, open communication with their teens with Million Praying Moms Boymom Mentor, Gina Smith.

You’ll leave with a greater awareness about your needs as a mom AND your teen’s needs, as well as practical tips for communicating with teens in a way that shows love to them, but still respects your place of authority over them.

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2:15 – Introduction to today’s episode – How to promote healthy communication with tweens and teens

7:20 – Introduction of guest, Gina Smith

9:45 – How do the seasons of communication change as your kids get older?

19:30 – What are the most important things for a mom to remember about their teen to keep the lines of communication open?

28:50 – What do we as moms need to know about ourselves to communicate best?

31:35 – What are some practical ways to show love to our teens without giving away your authority?

42:50 – Gina shares what she prays for her family. 

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Pray the Word Journal, Summer 2019 Edition

Million Praying Moms Founding Membership

Grace Gifts: Practical Ways to Help Your Children Understand God’s Grace

Gina’s Blog

The 5 Love Languages of Children

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