Get Your Teenager Talking by Jonathan McKee

Anyone who has spent any time at all with teenagers knows they have a knack for one-word responses to any question.  How are we supposed to communicate with the teenagers in our lives?  Jonathan McKee offers 180 creative discussion starters to jump start conversations with the teens in our lives.  Some questions are serious, some are light, but all are geared to promote communication with teenagers.

It is easy to know when we ask a yes or no question to a teenager.  They always take advantage of the shortest way of answering and the conversation is over before it really begins.  The great thing about this book is that all of the questions are impossible to answer with a single word answer.  The next best thing about this book is that each question has suggested follow-up questions, insight into the question and quick additions.  The questions are engaging and spark additional conversations, sometimes leading into unrelated topics.

Not only is this book great for one on one conversations, it is also a useful tool for use in a group setting, such as a classroom setting.  I think it helps students to communicate with each other, facilitate interactions, and share opinions.

I enjoyed everything about this book.  I tend to enjoy these kind of books, the kind with questions to spark conversations.  If you enjoy them too, you will like this book.  If you are a teacher, a parent, a group leader, or anyone who has regular contact with teenagers, you will find many uses for this book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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