It’s interesting how many questions our kids ask when they’re young. As they become teens, they slowly stop asking. Just because your teens aren’t asking you questions doesn’t mean they don’t have them. There are certain things every teenager needs. Answers to their most pressing questions are among them. And they’re trying to figure out whether you’ll answer.
No doubt the teenage years can be tough, but with a little wisdom and a ton of patience, you can navigate these years well, connect more deeply with your teens, and send them out of the house with confidence—especially if you always answer “yes” when your teens ask these 5 questions.
1. Can I ask your advice?
One of the most important things every teenager needs is advice. I realize the likelihood of teens specifically asking you for advice is slim, but when they do, drop what you’re doing and make eye contact. Listen to what their questions are and help them.