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“Humans Are Wired To Connect So When We Feel Disconnected, We Turn To Food, Technology And Substances” -Ali Mattu PHD.

Parents, itโ€™s obvious that staying connected with your kids is important. Having a healthy relationship, a strong line of communication, weโ€™ve discussed it all! โฃ
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But HOW to stay connected is the tricky part. So, here are some simple, but effective, ways to stay connected with your teen!๐Ÿ‘‡โฃ
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โ‡พ ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ฉ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ. For example, put down your phone or shut your computer screen. Even for just a few seconds, give your child your full attention.โฃ
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โ‡พ ๐’๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ. Encourage your child to expand on what theyโ€™re saying, and explore their views, opinions, feelings, expectations or plans.โฃ
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โ‡พ ๐’๐œ๐ก๐ž๐๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ๐ ๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ. You need to find a time that suits you both. Initially, it can help to keep the time short. But physically showing that you prioritize your child, will mean a lot to them. โฃ
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โ‡พ ๐‹๐ž๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐ ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐๐จ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐. This will motivate your child to want to spend time with you. Itโ€™s also fun to try activities where your child is the expert โ€“ teaching you a new skill can boost your childโ€™s confidence.โฃ
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โ‡พ ๐๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ , ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐ ๐จ๐ซ ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž. Itโ€™s not easy to give up the teaching and coaching role, but this is a time for building and improving your relationship. โฃ
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Sometimes it can be daunting to try and connect with your teen, especially if they seem closed off or disinterested, but showing you care and being there for them DOES make a difference! Got any other helpful tips? Drop โ€˜em below! โฌ‡๏ธ

 

 

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