7 Tips for Getting Your Teen to Talk

Ask Open-Ended Questions

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2. Ask Open-Ended Questions

Avoid questions that will prompt yes or no answers by asking who-what-where-when-why-how questions. Something like, “Who did you have lunch with today?” or, “Where do you want to go for our next family vacation?” can help open the lines of communication, and help you get to know what they are thinking about.