Wish your teen would talk to you more? Then shush and listen! If you can resist the urge to interrupt (even if you think you’re being helpful), you might be surprised by what comes out of your kid’s mouth. It’s normal to want to offer advice or voice an opinion, but don’t - unless you want them to stop talking. Instead, just listen. Now if they ask for advice, that’s different. Even then, let them finish talking first and go easy on the lectures.