#97 When Your Sad Teen Won’t Open Up

#97 When Your Sad Teen Won’t Open Up

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Communicating with teens can be a challenge. And it can only get harder when they are sad, stressed, or grumpy. Maybe they come home and are just furiously texting or maybe they come home and they rush to their room or they hang out in the family area, but they just don’t engage with you, despite your sweet, sincere attempts to figure out what’s wrong. Psychologist Lisa Damour, who wrote Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, has identified 4 reasons why your teenager may not be talking to you when they are upset. In this episode we talk about all 4 of them and what you can do to get your teen to open up to you.

Resources & References:

Damour, L. (2017). “Why your grumpy teenager doesn’t want to talk to you.” The New York Times.

Damour, L. (2017). Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood.

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