Empower your teens with refusal skills

Your teen is probably pretty good at coming up with excuses, especially when it pertains to homework or taking out the garbage. But even the most skilled excuse-maker needs ready-made comebacks to have in his pocket when his friends and peers start putting on the pressure. Here are some tips. Email them to your teen. Text them, especially when they’re out with friends. Practice at the dinner table or when they’re trapped in the car with you while you’re driving. Ask your teens what they would say. Have some good ones you want to share? We’re all ears. Email us at LetsDoThis@powertotheparent.org or talk with us on Facebook.