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Daniel Higgins column: Gone fishing for a talk with my kids

3:25 PM, Mar. 14, 2014
You could learn a lot about starting a conversation with your tween or teenager by going fishing, really.
You could learn a lot about starting a conversation with your tween or teenager by going fishing, really.
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Everything I needed to know about communicating with tweens and teenagers, I learned from fishing.

It begins with the premise that you can't force a fish to bite your lure any more than you can force a tween or teen to answer your questions with more than one-word answers, eye rolls or shoulder shrugs.

The questions you ask your tween and teen are like the lure choices and presentations you make to fish. The better you understand the fish and fishing conditions, the better your lure choice and presentation you make, the more likely you are to catch fish. The better you understand your teens' ...

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