Listening to What Kids Don’t Say

Tiana Green

As parents we often focus entirely on what our children are saying but sometimes what they are not saying can be an even bigger indicator of where they are socially, emotionally, physically, and mentally. The nonverbal cues and behavior our children exhibit can be a very accurate barometer for how they are surviving the turbulent teenage years. It is up to us as parents to pay attention to these nonverbal cues and the issues that either already exist.