Talking to teens is tough, and finding opportunities is equally grueling. With the TV season reloading, try catching up in your non-threatening living room. “Timing is everything. You have 30 to 60 seconds for discussions on bigger topics, so use commercial breaks,” says Newport Beach, Calif. adolescent specialist and psychologist Jerry Weichman. “Whenever your kid says, ‘I don’t know,’ say, ‘Yes, you do.’ It’s just their default response.” So hit the couch with your kid, and get talking!