Find ways to communicate with your teen at Parent Edge event Monday


Vanessa Van Petten Teen Secret Communication 101 at 7 p.m. Monday October 22 at MIHS

Do you sometimes say the wrong thing to your teen? Do you escalate the conversation instead of calming it? Why do they teens react to us the way they do? Learn what we do that triggers teens to withdraw from us, and find out what they are really trying to say to us.

Youthologist, Vanessa Van Petten is backed by science, research and a team of more than 100 teens with a goal of helping teens and parents maintain healthy and fulfilling relationships. For more details, visit Vanessa’s website at and our event page at



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