Your teen may cringe when you hug them in public but don’t let them fool you! They still want and crave hugs and contact with you – but not when their friends or peers can see!
Be an eParent®! Show affection to your teen by playing an active video game together and give your teen spontaneous high fives, fist bumps and hugs. Watch this link to eParenting® “Family Game Night” YouTube video.
Healthy growth and development depends on the relationship teens have with their parents. Physical affection is still a part of that relationship. A healthy relationship with your teen also helps you, as parents, to set limits and offer guidance to your developing teen. A healthy relationship raises the odds they will listen! Teens need an increase in privacy, independence, and opinions all while craving respect, warmth, and affection.
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