You may be surprised at this week’s One Minute Parenting video.
Believe it or not, your teen can be content with you – simply by you just being with them.
Allow me to elaborate what it means to be with your teens.
My family was sitting in the living room one evening and everyone was kind of doing their own thing with no special interaction with one another at all.
Out of the blue; my teenage daughter made a comment about how much fun she was having just being together in the same room – no soccer practice, no TV, no church activities, no nothing.
A bit surprised by her comment, my wife reminded her that nothing special was actually happening as we all continued doing our own independent thing.
My daughter quickly responded with, “I know, but it’s just nice to know you’re here – that we’re together.”
Never underestimate the power of togetherness. Sometimes, just our presence is all our kids need.
Conversation Starter: What are some ways your family can just be together?