“Communication between generations not only strengthens relationships,
it might help prevent tragedies.”
In response to the 9th grade student who wrote, “There should be a way to inform parents of the pressures in their children’s lives so they could help them,” and so that there might be one less parent saying, “If only we had known what he was thinking…” social worker, Sharon Weingarten, MSW and pediatrician, Mariana Glusman, MD created What I Wish You Knew, LLC.
Our goal is to make it easier for teens and adults to talk together, to really hear one another and to be more “tuned in” to the stresses and problems in their lives. Some of the deceptively simple techniques you will learn on this site and in the book to come are guaranteed to lead to better communication between teens, parents and other adults in their lives.
We have interviewed hundreds of students about things that matter to them. Some chose to communicate by sending diary entries. Although they often don’t talk directly to their parents, teens do have a lot to say. They have a lot on their minds. They have advice for parents and for their younger sisters and brothers too. With their permission, we share some of what they have to say with you.
This page was sent anonymously by a student who had attended
a group discussion about creating this website.