How to communicate with your teenager

rebellious teenager
It seems to be a problem that has existed since the beginning of humankind: rebellious teenagers driving their parents crazy. No matter how hard you try, you just can’t get them to listen to you. In fact it seems the harder you try, the worse the communication and relationship become.

This wonderful article by learning coach and writer Daniel Wong is a must-read for all parents of teenagers. The 10 minutes you spend reading it could be the best investment of time in your life.

Do you feel like a broken record sometimes?

Over and over, you ask your children to clear their room. Or do their homework. Or get dressed. Or stop playing computer games.

But they just don’t listen.

You’re confused and frustrated. You don’t know what other approach to try.

After speaking to and working with almost 15,000 students so far, I realise what the root cause of children not listening to their parents is.

Children often feel like their parents don’t listen to them in the first place.

Read more here.


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A dedicated English and GP tutor with First Class Honours from the National University of Singapore, Steven Ooi retired from the profession after a 14-year career during which he was one of the most sought-after private tutors in Singapore. He is the recipient of the Minerva Prize from NUS, which is awarded to the top English Language honours student of each cohort. This website, which has consistently ranked among the top 10 on Google and has received over 530,000 hits, has now been converted into a GP resource site cum listing of recommended tutors. If you are a GP or English tutor who wishes to be listed here, please email Steven Ooi at stevenooi18 @ (remove the spaces). Interested parties will be assessed and interviewed by him, and qualifications will be checked. These procedures are necessary to uphold quality standards. DISCLAIMER: While every reasonable effort has been made to assess the competence and verify the qualifications of recommended tutors here, no guarantees are made and you engage them at your own risk. By using this website, you agree that you will not hold the webmaster Steven Ooi responsible for any consequences — direct or otherwise — that occur in relation with your use of this website.
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