Take an active interest in your teenager’s life by aiming for the three Ls: love, limits, and latitude.
- Love. It may be uncomfortable, but show your teen some love. Thankfully, love is personal and can take many forms:
- Give your child a bear hug after school (avoid early morning hugs, since at that hour most teens are like a bear waking up from hibernation)
- Share a blanket as you watch a movie together on the couch
- Buy their favorite treat as a surprise
- Simply say, “I love you.”