Teenagers take up a great deal of my time. Children do as well, but because of the work I do, I am mostly surrounded by teens. It’s both a challenge and a blessing.
I've read couple of books reviews on how to talk to teens, and how to relate to them, and here are some notes I took from there:
To communicate your care for your teens remember that these things are needful: love, time and so important—love is a big ear! Learn to listen unconditionally.
Love, humility and prayer solve all problems
A sense of humor is one of the most essential additions to your bag when you’re around teenagers. It’s indispensable!
Work hard in getting to know your teens and liking them.
Praise and encouragemente are one of the most important parts of child training.
Whenever you think of teens, remember to pray for the. Praying is not the least you can do but the most.
More often than not, we adults don’t have the answers to the problems of the youth today—the world moves in a pace too fast for us to follow, and yet there’s one thing that works wonders for teens—unconditional love. When they know they belong and that they are important to someone. They will not expect you to always give them solutions but if you are willing to hear them out, they will thank you for it. Love is after all a big ear!