You may have asked yourself this question if you have ever tried to have a deep, emotional and meaningful conversation with your teenage son. Especially if the conversation is your idea and is on a topic that he is not super interested in, like chores, homework or being a contributing member of the family. Now, don’t get me wrong teenage boys can be philosophical, sensitive and profoundly wise at times. However, this is often not their default setting when talking to parents or authority figures.
Let’s look at some of the reasons why talking to your teenage son can feel like trying to break into a high security bank vault.