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Connect with Other Parents

Getting to know other parents in the community is key to keeping in touch with your teen.  Here are some ways you can facilitate open lines of communication with other parents.

  • Get to know the parents of your teenager's friends
  • Let them know your expectations and guidelines with respect to supervision (at parties and otherwise)
  • Check in with parents when they are hosting a party
  • Thank parents who host "safe home" events
  • Step up and do your part by helping to chaperone, providing food and beverages, or helping with clean up
  • Attend parenting forums and classes.  Edina PCN and Edina Family Center offer parent education for parents of teens.
  • Use "bleacher talk" to bring up situations you are aware of or have questions about.   These can range from spring break trips to Mexico to parties to curfew.

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