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  • Say "good morning" and "good night" everyday
  • Say "I love you" often
  • Hug and kiss your teen
  • Have conversations even just for a minute
  • Plan/do activities/chores together
  • Schedule in family time
  • Ask for your teen's opinions
  • Know what's important to your teen
  • Involve in your teen's interest
  • Give your teen your full attention
  • Spend more time listening than talking
  • Practise effective compassionate communication
  • Share your morals/values, thoughts & fears
  • Be approachable
  • Admit when you are wrong
  • Admit that you don't have all the answers
  • Admit that you don't know everything
  • Allow your teen to make decisions/mistakes
  • Help your teen learn to make good decisions
  • Guide your teen
  • Support your teen
  • Encourage and praise your teen
  • Accept your teen's different opinion
  • Practise fair and firm displine
  • Delegate appropriately
  • Celebrate successes and commiserate failures
  • Promote positive habits and attitudes
  • Focus on what you can control
  • Set goals that can be accomplished
  • Decide what's important/what's not
  • Convey your expectations clearly
  • Keep your emotions in check
  • Respect your teen's privacy
  • Take time out for yourself

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