I loved every moment I spent with my children. The baby and toddler days were the very best—all of them so eager to listen and learn about the world. Our conversations were mostly centered about what they learned in school, their favorite TV show, and many other things my children asked me that crossed their mind. My kids were adventurers and wanted to spend every time with me.
When my kids got older I did not expect it to be so hard. It felt like my kids were never listening to me and always trying to go against what I said. However, I forget sometimes that the tween and teenage years are hard. There are so many things they are learning and becoming. They are fraught with challenges. All I wanted to do was be their mom and help them. Then I came across this great blog post at iMom on some great tips to help me talk with my kids.
3 Reasons Your Teens Tune You Out
“Little did I know my older kids would spend more time sighing and rolling their eyes than actually talking to me. The tween and teen years are fraught with challenges. But the truth is, our kids just want to be heard, validated, and understood. After navigating some tricky talks, I’ve learned a few things about why kids tune parents out and how to change it. Here are some tips for communicating with teens.”