As your teenager grows older, communicating effectively can get  more and more difficult. A simple “How was your day?” doesn’t start a meaningful conversation like it used to, right?

So, how do you make sure you’re still involved in your teenager’s academic and social life? How do you make the most of your time together?

Ask powerful questions. 

A powerful question is short and precise. It is open-ended and curious. It does not contain assumptions or judgement. It empowers the person responding and creates possibilities.  

Think you can rephrase your your go-to questions? I invite you to try. Who knows, you might learn something unexpected about their curriculum, teachers or friends.