Originally Posted by frustr8dhubby
I know that yelling makes it worse and that is where I get on my wife about it. She is the type that just keeps going and going and won't let something go. It drives me nuts... She has a right to be angry at times but jeez state your case and drop it, stop berating...
BTW, does the book talk at all about pulling anything out of her that might be bugging her?
Nothing specific except that he encourages modeling good skills, as teens see/hear everything even if you think they aren't paying attention. I think some of the other folks here made some good suggestions. I know that some kids like to talk without pressure, so not making a big deal out of it, or talking while driving somewhere (no eye contact sometimes makes it easier for kids to open up), or casually talking while doing an activity can make it feel less threatening.