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Tips to communicate with your partner while raising a teen

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  • Be honest with each other about your joys, concerns and fears of raising a teenager.
  • Avoid blaming each other for your teenager’s shortcomings. Remember the young brain is a work in progress.
  • Be supportive of each other as a couple, and keep the love bucket full.

• Maisielin Ross, certified family life educator and former program leader of Smart Couples, University of Florida's Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension

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