Eowyn Gatlin-Nygaard
On Behavior
"I try so hard, but my teen won’t talk to me.” As a therapist who specializes in working with youth, I’ve heard this statement a lot. Parents have said it with tears in their eyes and with desperation in their voices. Teens, when asked why they won’t open up to parents, often give vague and confusing answers, and it can be tempting to dismiss their comments as generic teen angst. However, when we decode these responses, we often find a deeper meaning and are thus better... more