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Dealing with teen-agers…

By By Sharon White/The Meridian Star
March 17, 2001
These are the instructions more than 40 education, health and human services representatives were given Friday during the third in a four-part series of workshops dealing communication between teen-agers and adults.
Forster is the instructor for the series.
Friday's session was titled "Love, Sex and Rock n' Roll The Teen Culture." The series is sponsored by the Multi-County Community Service Agency in Meridian and the Mental Health Association in Lauderdale County.
Forster said to be heard by the teen-ager, the adult must first listen.
Good eye contact, occasional nods and positioning one's body toward the speaker are essential if an adult is to convince a teen-ager that he or she is really listening, Forster told the group that represented a cross-section of public and private social organizations and business ventures.
For more information, contact the Mental Health Association in Lauderdale County at 693-2892.
Sharon White is a staff writer for The Meridian Star. E-mail her at swhite@themeridianstar.com.