Sometimes we think this type of conversation happens when our kids are in middle school, but in reality this conversation can occur at any age with any topic.
Role playing different scenarios on topics that your teen may face will help them respond better. Maybe it is how to ask for help from a teacher, an issue with friends or siblings, a job interview, or really anything that they are dealing with or anticipating they might deal with! When we prepare ourselves for situations, especially difficult ones, we respond much better than when we are put on the spot.
As a follow up from last week's blog on having difficult conversations, hopefully this will remind you that we must continue to have these conversations with our kids!