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 Communication skills, which we call social skills, are important skills that must be taught and modeled by parents.

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Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Uncommunicative Teen Is in a ‘Too Serious’ Relationship

I’m a divorced dad with a son I don’t get to see very often. When I do, he is always with his girlfriend. I think they are way too close.

Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Teaching Your Child How to Make Friends

If your child is having a tough time making friends, talk with them about friendship, and work with them to develop social skills.

Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | When You Disagree

When you and your teen disagree, you have a right to express your opinions, but you lose that right if you become upset or aggressive.

Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Why You Need Family Meetings

Daily or weekly meetings are a great way to keep family members who often play, eat, and study in different places connected and communicating with each other.

Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Giving Good Instructions to Children

Does getting your child to do something feel like an impossible task? One of the reasons may be the way in which you are asking.

Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Listening Is the Key

The better your grandkids learn to listen, the faster they will learn the skills you are trying to teach, like following instructions.

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