How do you get your child to open up with out having to ask questions all the time about what's going on? Mine is 'like pulling teeth to get any info out of her' at home but with her friends it's totally different. At school in her lessons she doesn't elaborate in papers and it gets her a poor grade at times. I don't know if this is common at age 13 but she's always been this way somewhat but it's getting worse. It's like she's in her own secretive world.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:31 AM on Apr. 4, 2011 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by MommaKath1975 at 10:40 AM on Apr. 4, 2011
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Answer by HappyEndings at 10:52 AM on Apr. 4, 2011
It is very common at this age. I would say try reading the book "Get Out of My Life" It is a really good book about what teenagers and preteens are going through. I think you have to try and let her be herself and let her come to you. Let her know that you are there for her although don't force her to talk and don't get angry if she doesn't talk. Just say something like "I'm here for you if you need me." More than likely she will grow out of this.
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 10:58 AM on Apr. 4, 2011
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Answer by BalooSkii at 4:46 PM on Apr. 4, 2011
Most teens don't talk to their parents. All you can do is pry. Ask questions. Try to have an open honest path for communication.
Answer by Kimberly71682 at 6:48 PM on Apr. 4, 2011
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