When you child has turned 13, how do you still get throught to them without sounding like a nag.......

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Stacey - posted on 06/27/2009

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I find when we are in the car I find t easier to say something since she can't move away. I encourage her to trust us and be open.... 13 is hard!!!!!

Michelle - posted on 06/27/2009

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thats a hard one. At 13 they turn off their ears. I usually wait until we are both calm and just talk

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My daughter and I are the only girls in the house so I try to relate to her that way, we need to stick together and for that to happen I explain that we need to trust each other and talk openly with each other. She usually softens after that, then we can talk about anything. It is a weird balance between treating them like adults and showing them how and why you make your own decisions. If that helps. ;)

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