Be a “Potted Plant” Parent

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screen-shot-2016-12-16-at-8-12-14-am“By their nature, adolescents aren’t always on board with our plans for making the most of family time and they aren’t always in the mood to chat. Happily, the quality parenting of a teenager may sometimes take the form of blending into the background like a potted plant.”

According to this NY Times article:  even if you aren’t conversing or interacting with your teen, your mere physical presence is enough to have a positive psychological impact.

 

Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso