We often think that we can guide our teen’s behavior by explaining what we expect. The problem comes not with what we say, but how it may be being translated. With the current need for many families to stay home, parents are spending much more one-on-one time with their children and this has led to an increase in parental conflict and misunderstanding. This can be caused by a variety of factors such as stress, lack of clarification, overuse of vague language or slang, or simply not understanding what “bad behavior” is. In this presentation, we will discuss how the simple act of listening and clarifying can drastically improve the relationship with your teen and lead to a surge in positive behaviors as a result.