Get Your Teenager Talking: Everything You Need to Spark Meaningful Conversations


Jonathan McKee

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Are you and your favorite teenager having too many conversations like this?

“How was school?”
“Soccer practice?”
“Same as always.”
“Anything interesting happen today?”
“Nice talking with you!”

Let’s face it. Teenagers have a PhD in one-word answers . . . if we don’t ask the right questions.

Five tips to Get Your Teenager Talking

  1. Don’t ask yes or no questions.
  2. Don’t ask dull questions.
  3. Think ahead.
  4. Use controversy.
  5. Use your eyes and ears before your mouth.

In this book, veteran youth expert Jonathan McKee shares 180 creative discussion starters to help teens open up about issues that matter. You’ll also find tips for interpreting their responses and follow-up questions. From light-hearted to more serious, these conversation springboards will encourage even the most reluctant teen to talk about friends, school, values, struggles, and much more.

Get Your Teenager Talking is the perfect tool for connecting with today’s teenagers, a generation that often has a difficult time opening up to adults.”
–Dr. Kevin Leman

“Few people understand the teenage world like Jonathan McKee. This book is one of the most helpful and practical tools I have ever seen to get teenagers talking with their parents about important topics. Authorities tell us that when parents and teens have meaningful, value-centered conversations in the home, teens will stay more engaged with their family, faith, and values. This is a most valuable resource for parents and those who work with kids.”–Jim Burns, PhD

Jonathan McKee is an expert on youth culture and the author of more than a dozen books. He has twenty years of youth-ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide. Jonathan, his wife, Lori, and their three kids live in California.

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0764211854
  • ISBN-13: 9780764211850
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces


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