Parents often struggle to communicate effectively during the teen years. Dr. Ken Wilgus encourages moms and dads to relax a little bit, back off from micromanaging, and start treating their teen more like a budding adult. And, he addresses the biggest issue for parents: learning to let go of trying to control their teen. Receive a copy of Feeding the Mouth that Bites You for your donation of any amount. Plus, receive member-exclusive benefits when you make a recurring gift today. Your monthly support helps families thrive. Focus on the Family's weekly age and stage emails have parenting tips tailored to your kid's age. Learn more. Tips for Communicating with Teens: How to Connect When Emotions Run High What Gen Zers Believe About God If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.