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10 Simple Ways to Connect to Your Teen

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Father and daughter playing basketball

Create a Ritual


Maybe it's getting a pedicure. Maybe it's indulging in your shared sweet tooth at your favorite cupcake shop. Maybe it's playing a pickup game of basketball. Whatever it is, try to have a monthly ritual that you and your teen always do together. Making it the same time every month (for example, on the 15th, or the third Thursday) will make your teen feel special and give her something to look forward to. She might not admit it, but your teen likes to have your one-on-one attention, so make it a point to schedule regular "dates."

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