There is a fine line between being a friend and parent, especially to teens and tweens. As kids enter the stages of life where they are highly sensitive to peer pressure and being “cool,” the disconnect between parents and children seems to widen. Throw in the ever-changing lingo of youth and the pop culture they are exposed to, and the communication gap increases. So what are the keys to having a great relationship with your kids when it is it important to them but they act the opposite? Comedians Doug Hutchcraft and Jon Taylor say parents should strive to be relevant and stay real with their kids.
Hutchcraft and Taylor, youth pastors, fathers and creators of the website, “The Doug & Jon Show,” have built a virtual playground for teens and tweens looking for a place to laugh, learn, connect and share. The duo can offer parents first-hand advice and creative ideas on how to engage with children and youth in their adolescent stage.