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In adolescent counseling it is important to…

1.? Help both parents and adolescent to see the need to take responsibility for their own behavior.

2.? Teach parents about the nature of adolescents.

3.? Establish a relationship with the adolescent.

4.? Help parents gradually give more responsibility to the adolescent.

5.? Encourage tolerance for differences of opinion.

6.? Teach parents to be true to themselves.

7.? Work towards high levels of trust, and cohesion.

8.? Teach parents to let adolescents to express themselves.

9.? Teach parents to provide appropriate encouragement.

10. Encourage parents to express unconditional love and take time to talk with their adolescent.