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Does this scenario ever happen in your home? A teen who was out late stumbles out of bed at noon only to grunt at you on their way by to the fridge. You head out to do some errands to restock the fridge and don’t tell them you are leaving since they don’t seem to care. And the second you are back they are questioning why you were gone so long? Or they text you 5 times with questions….that is your teen seeking comfort from you…seeking you out for the safe haven that you are.
They have this pull towards independence which is a good thing and a confusing stage all at the same time. That is why sometimes they don’t want to talk to you about anything, but then want you to be there for them when they want you there. This often creates conflict. But that is part of a healthy relationship. It is the ups and downs of growing in connection and relationship.
For more about how to connect with your teen check out https://parentingnow.ca/articles/parent-teen-attachment/