Connecting with 13 year old son
November 13, 2008 3:38 PM Subscribe
I really feel my 13 year old son pulling away from me. He text msgs a ton with his friends and just the time we spend together now is minimal.
I know this is totally normal adolescent development but it still hurts me inside.
Can you suggest things we might do together now to connect? Watching a movie with me is even hard to get him to do.
He is a normal well adjusted kid---no problems in school. We usually eat dinner together as a family and I am here when he gets home from school and usually fix his breakfast and see him in the morning for 15 mins til he is out the door.
He is my youngest child and it feels sad to not have things we do in common anymore.
I used to walk him to school in 6th grade under the guise of giving our dog her daily walk but this year that ended.
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