Are you already seeing TEEN-like behavior in your child? Does that have you worrying about the coming years?
The teen years can feel daunting. Want to set yourself up for success? Start now! A successful teen-parent relationship hinges entirely on connection. Build it up now by:
-playing and laughing
-providing touch by wrestling and hugging
-showing curiosity with non-judgmental questions
-modeling respect with your words and actions
-empathizing with all feelings (good and bad)
-spending non-stressful time together
-being totally and utterly trustworthy
Bonus: Everyone starts feeling good now! Preparation for the teen years is a win for your present AND future family life.
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