5 Tips to Stay Connected with Your Teen
Divya Ramesh 8 Mins Read
If you and your once-affectionate child are growing apart, dont lose heart. Try these expert tips to strengthen your bond with your teen
Its 4 p.m. Devika has been able to get back from work early. She enthusiastically prepares cauliflower bajjis (fritters)the favorite snack of her 16-year-old daughter, Sana. The doorbell rings. Devika answers the door and greets her daughter cheerily.Devika: Hi, how was your day? Sana: Good. Devika: How did your math test go?Sana: It went well.Devika then points to the bajjis she has made. Sanas face lights up. She freshens up, goes to the kitchen, fills a plate with the bajjis, strides into her room and closes the door. Devika feels upset. She was hoping for a conversation with her teen over a hot cup of coffee and bajjis, but Sana had other plans. Devika wonders how to get her daughter to talk and spend some time with her. If youre the parent of a teen, youll be familiar with this situation. When your teen doesnt want to be around you,.