Week 24 -- "Conversations With Parents That Matter" -- Grade 10

Week 24 -- "Conversations With Parents That Matter" -- Grade 10

Suite360 Student Lesson: Conversations With Parents that Matter

Brief Summary: It can be hard to talk to teenagers about certain topics.  Topics like friends, dating, curfew, driving are all topics that often teens would rather avoid.  However, we can’t avoid it forever.  Teens will often wait until these things are right in front of them to bring it up.   Teen milestones can be awkward to discuss with parents because it includes emotional, social and sometimes even physical intimacy discussions. It is sometimes necessary for a parent to bring up such topics first.  Make sure you know what you are going to be asking them.  Answer a few questions in your own mind so you are prepared for the conversation.  Striking up honest conversation will show your teen that you care. 

Shared vocabulary:

  • Curfew-a regulation requiring people to remain indoors between specified hours, typically at night
  • Obey- comply with the command, direction, or request of (a person or a law); submit to the authority of
  • Intimacy-close familiarity or friendship; closeness
  • Maturity- the state, fact, or period of being mature, full grown, or into adulthood

Key Takeaways:

  • Be clear- it is always good to make sure others understand exactly what you are communicating. 
  • Be able to back up your position with examples
  • Negotiating terms is ok when both parties are in agreement
  • Conversations can be difficult and don’t always go as planned.  Communication is key in a teen/parent relationship.

Continue the Conversation:

  • Have you ever misinterpreted a rule you have been given?
  • Give an example of how you need to improve communication regarding tough topics
  • Give an example of a rule we have for you in our house that you would like to change.

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