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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 205

Building Great Communication with Your Almost Grown Kids

with guest Dr. Emily Kline

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | July 14, 2023 | 39 min.

Harvard-trained psychologist Dr. Emily Kline guides parents through the challenging task of having real conversations with their almost grown kids to foster meaningful connections and navigate the conflict and desire for autonomy that comes with adolescence.

Today's Guest(s)

Dr. Emily Kline-Meeker Podcast

Dr. Emily is a clinical psychologist and writer in Boston. She has held faculty positions in psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School.

She completed her bachelor’s degree at Haverford College, her graduate training at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and her clinical and postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard Medical School. She lives with her her husband and children who graciously
beta-test her experiments in family communication.


Are you longing for a stronger connection with your almost grown kids, but finding it challenging because it feels like you’re speaking different languages? Many parents face this dilemma. You may have resorted to nagging and lecturing your kids thinking it will make them listen and understand, but let’s be honest, that approach doesn’t work

Fortunately, there’s a better way. Join renowned experts, Dr. Meg Meeker and Dr. Emily Kline, as they engage in an enlightening discussion on effective strategies to bridge the communication gap with your almost grown kids.

Topics covered: 

  • The art of effective communication to build stronger relationships with your almost grown kids.
  • Practical tips on setting healthy cell phone use boundaries for teens
  • The importance of showing genuine interest in your teenager’s life and how active listening can make a difference.



Thanks for listening to Episode #205 Building Great Communication with Your Almost Grown Kids with guest Dr. Emily Kline. 

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Bridging the Gap: How to Effectively Communicate and Connect with Your Teenager

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