I recently have posted a couple of things I've learned from the book Sticky Faith. Here is a great reminder for parents of teenagers:
"Learn to listen and ask questions, not lecture. While timing of conversations is based more on your kid's mood than anything else, you'll interact better with your son or daughter – whatever their mood or attitude – when you learn to listen and ask questions instead of lecture. Let's be honest: parents lecturing kids hasn't worked. One of the most important pieces of sticky faith communication advice we can share is this: never explain something to your kid if you can ask a question instead." (page 77, Sticky Faith)
I loved reading this book and kept thinking that I wished I had read it ten years ago. You can buy it online or buy it at our resource centers at each campus on Sunday.