Friends and connections

Organising family time, but teens' don’t want to! 

As our kids grow older it can feel hard if they're choosing tech and friends over you and the rest of the family. But there are heaps of benefits of them spending time with us and the family, so it's worth finding some ways and persisting. 

  • Firstly, it strengthens family bonds and fosters a sense of belonging and connection. This can provide a source of emotional support and stability for teens as they navigate the ups and downs of adolescence.
  • Secondly, family time can help to build positive memories and experiences, and supports their positive mental health and wellbeing.
  • Thirdly, family activities can provide opportunities for learning and skill-building, such as cooking or DIY projects.
  • Finally, regular family time can help teenagers develop important social skills, such as communication and teamwork.
Schedule the time
Bring back meals together
Don't take it personally
Keep persisting

Friends coming first (before everything!)

This is the time (and it can feel a bit sad) that our kids will choose their friends over us and their siblings. But we promise you will find each other again. But we want them to know we're here for them too, and keep in the loop with what's going on for them, and what they're into.

Have a home that's happy to host friends
Try to keep up with their friends, and their parents
Make time for your teen