Our expert says:
what type of work do you do with teenagers, as this will have a bearing on how to communicate effectively? Above all be yourself - a teenager will spot a fake at a million paces!! It is also very important to be a good listener. Many teenagers complain that adults talk at them, and this is unfortunately too ofetn the case.
Teenagers do become more private but this is a normal part of development. No-one has a right to try and crow-bar their way into their thoughts and feelings!
There are many courses available on working with young people at various colleges and universities, but as I say it depends on the kind of work you do
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