Breaking the Code

Most parents know that what a teen says isn’t always what he or she means. But few understand that what a parent says and what a teen hears are also two very different things. Here, two sixteen-year-olds present typical dialogues between parents and teens–and then translate them. Now you can find out why even though you think you’re being helpful, you’re suddely getting the silent treatment–and how changing just a few words can make a world of difference. Inside, you’ll find sections on buliding trust, money, personal privacy, academic pressure, siblings, smoking, clothing, and how to become more involved in your teen’s life.