Keeping in touch with your teenager as they grow can be challenging. However, there are a few tactics which will strengthen your relationship and be fun too! While some activities you may not be too keen on, it’s better to think of the bigger picture and why you are doing them. It’s the perfect opportunity to get to know your teenager all over again, what they like and don’t like and your relationship will also be more relaxed.
Walking is good for you and the fresh air is also great. The leaves are starting to fall from the trees so it’s the best time to go for a walk and kick up some leaves. My son loves doing this still and it’s the perfect time to have a chat without the constraints of sitting side by side. This also helps if it’s a topic they feel embarrassed about!
Cooking & Baking
Everyone loves making buns, and even better is eating them! Get your teenager in the kitchen and cook together. It also improves communication skills. Remember it is a fun activity so don’t get too hung up on any mess that is made!
Watch a Movie
Let your teenager choose a movie and watch it with them. It may not be Shakespeare but that’s not the point. Get your popcorn and be ready for an action packed movie.
Arts & Crafts
Making things together is another great way to engage with your teenager. It can be anything for making Christmas cards or painting and drawing. You could even taken a course together.
Sometimes it can be difficult engaging with your teenager but if you engage in something fun together connecting will start to improve. Having fun together most certainly increases that connection.
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