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9 Ways parents can connect with their “iTeen”

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How does a parent stay emotionally connected to the plugged-in teen? The authors of How to Connect With Your iTeen: A Parenting Roadmap  by Susan Morris Shaffer and Linda Perlman Gordon have the answer. How we define connection with our children has changed because of social media. This is particularly true for teens. Social media is how teens relate to their world and each other. However, some needs don’t change. Connection and understanding the world our teens live in can create a secure attachment for them and is beneficial to developing satisfying relationships. Communication with boys and girls may be different but the need for connection remains the same. 1. Tolerate your teen’s sadness and frustration. Listen to your teen’s…

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