Authenticity is the key to having a relationship with anyone, especially teens. Be yourself, be honest, and be open to what your teen has to say about life.
They will eventually feel that you are being authentic and may open up to you.If you act like you are indifferent, or worse yet, show disdain toward a teen, they are going to detect your sentiments.
If you want a teen to open up and have a conversation with you, then you need to let them know that you care. Listen to them while also showing positive regard.For example, nodding as you listen, putting down your phone, and making eye contact.Read more on lifehack.org