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Good Cop, Bad Cop

Reminder: Break the habit of interrogating your tween!  Push yourself to be the “good cop” and stop asking “Why?”  

When your child comes to you asking for something, your instinct might be to ask them why.  Instead, challenge yourself to come up with more thought-provoking questions in order to get a conversation started.  We think an easy way to get started is to focus on When, How, and What questions.

For example, maybe your tween is asking to get Snapchat.  Be curious, and ask them:

  • When did you develop an interest in getting on Snapchat? 
  • How do you think having Snapchat would benefit you? 
  • What about Snapchat interests you?
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