Personal connections with others should be considered a priority in all areas of society. Learning and experiencing this in schools are great; however the true value of personal connection is held at home with family — especially with Teens as they transition into young adulthood.
The majority of the readers here today have run the teenage trail at some capacity–either personally or as a parent. No matter what your experience is with Teens the fact is they are both directly or indirectly in our lives.
The following article, while targeting the family unit, can also be adapted to other people who work with Teens. There are numerous areas where we can focus on improving personal connections but this article presents a good foundation to start with.