How to talk to teenagers?
#1 Don’t Judge Their Phases
Remember when you were a teenager and you had a different identity every week? One week you were goth, the next, you were preppy? Well, it’s normal for every teenager to go through crazy fashion and personality experimentation. This is the stage when they’re desperately trying to learn who they are, and what their place in the world is. And most importantly, it’s when they’re trying to fit in.
The best thing you can do as a parent is to accept that and carry on. The common language here is acceptance and understanding (respect), because you’ve been there. Encourage the self-discovery process, don’t fight it - unless it starts to get a little out of hand!