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Beyond Small Talk

How to Talk to a Teenager

Don’t ask about school or the future, for one thing

This story is part of How to Talk to Anyone, Forge’s guide to moving past the chitchat and truly connecting.

AsAs a senior in high school, I can tell you that it is hard to talk to teenagers. We’re moody, acne-ridden, hormonal messes who spend more time in…



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Zachary Maxwell

Zachary Maxwell is a filmmaker and high school senior attending public school in New York City