As they hit the high school years, moms of teens know our once chatty kids can become aloof or too busy to connect. They have irregular work hours, a challenging class load, and are busy with friends and dates.
There are moments though, to capture.
Make a point to greet your teen when they get home, even if it’s an odd time. My son’s curfew was 11:30PM, so I always stayed up to say, “hello” when he arrived. If he got home from work at 8:30PM and was ravaging through the refrigerator for something to eat, I would sit down with him while he ate.
When my teen did homework, I’d offer to help. Sometimes we’d do