I’m not talking about misunderstanding their TikTok references… We all struggle with that ?. I’m talking about really feeling like you’ve lost touch with your teen.
Maybe you’ve been getting a pass by having some small talk about school, work, chores, athletics, drama, friends… But you haven’t really connected with them on a deeper level in a while, and now you aren’t sure if they would even want to.
I would air on the side of caution and say—They probably do.
Whether they know it or not, they need connection with you because they have a lot more going on than school, athletics, friends, and chores.
The thing is, right now, they are deciding who they want to be and what kind of person they will become when they hit adulthood. There are influences and pressure everywhere, and your teen needs to talk with you in a safe space to feel grounded and make good decisions.