Prevention Strategies for ParentsConversation Cards

Tackling Difficult Topics with Your Teen

How you talk to teens—and what you say—matters. Here are a few questions to ask yourself about the conversations you’re having with your teen.

Communication

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Does your teen get your undivided attention when they talk?

Healthy Relationships

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Do you know what your teen values in a relationship?

Dating Violence

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Have you talked with your teen about dating violence?

Impact of Social Media

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Can you identify someone using social media to control your teen’s behavior?

Mindful Parenting

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Have you done something good for yourself today?

Self-care for Teens

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Have you checked in with your teen this week?