Current events and community involvement

Excerpt from “99 Tips for Talking with Your Teenager:”

Tip #18: Share current news stories as an entry into discussions about relevant teen topics such as good driving, safety issues, substance abuse, etc. Teens are more receptive to information that comes from the news than to lectures from you.

Commentary from ACS Executive Director, Dr.Philippe Rey:

Offer your child chances to become involved in the community. All young people are searching to find their place in the world. Involving adolescents in developing solutions to community problems can shift their focus from themselves and help them develop skill and feel involved and empowered.