Would you like a better relationship with your teen? Of course you would. You didn’t become a parent to do a lousy job at parenting! So finding 3 simple tips to get closer to your teen seems like a good idea, right? In this post, we’re going to explore three heartwarming ways to get closer to your teens and show them just how much you care.
Light up when they enter the room:
One of the simplest yet most effective ways to show your teenagers you care is to light up with a genuine smile whenever they enter a room. Your warm and welcoming expression lets them know they’re loved and valued. It’s a small gesture. But it has a big impact on their day. They’ll feel more comfortable sharing their thoughts and experiences with you when they know you’re happy to see them.
Talk about their topics:
Teens often have a world of their own. It’s filled with trends, interests, and concerns that might seem foreign to us. But taking the time to show genuine interest in their hobbies, passions, and concerns goes a long way in strengthening your connection. Ask questions, listen attentively, and participate in their conversations. Whether it’s the latest video game, a favorite band, or their school projects, engaging with their interests demonstrates that you care about their world.
Use physical touch:
Physical touch is a powerful way to convey love and support. While respecting their personal boundaries, simple acts like a hug, a pat on the back, or holding their hand can provide a sense of security and closeness. Physical touch communicates warmth and reassurance, showing your teens that you’re there for them, no matter what.
You Got This
Remember, building a strong connection with your teenagers takes time and effort. These three tips are just the beginning of your journey toward a closer, more meaningful relationship with your teens. By lighting up when they enter the room, showing interest in their topics, and using physical touch, you’re letting them know that you genuinely care and are committed to being there for them as they navigate the ups and downs of adolescence.
Incorporating these simple, gestures into your daily interactions leads to more open communication, deeper bonds, and a more harmonious relationship with your teens. So, go ahead and try these tips today, and watch as your connection with your teens continues to grow stronger and more beautiful with each passing day.
3 Tips To Get Closer To Your Teen
By Lisa Edwards, M. Ed., Parent Coach