growth spurt, primary and secondary sex characteristics, muscular development, maturation of reproductive organs. They speak in Monosyllables and require your respect. Play it straight with them or you will lose them. Explain every step to them. They are more sensitive to non-verbal communications. After rapport is acquired you may address topics such as: smoking, drug abuse, sex, suicidal thoughts, depression. State laws vary about confidentiality with minors. Praise every action that is healthy, they unhealthy habits that are risky are a key opportunity for you to discuss interaction.