Spending time with your teen is not easy, especially when they can think of many things they would rather be doing than bonding with their parents. Here are just a few activities that are not only enjoyable for you, but for your teen as well:
Your teen will probably cringe at the idea of being spotted out in public with you, harsh but true. This is nothing to take offence at, most teenagers get embarrassed easily over anything and will definitely act odd when out in public with you. But if you suggest visiting a cinema that isn’t your local one, your teen may develop a sudden interest in coming with you. What teen doesn’t love a free trip to the cinema, and even though they may not act like it, they do want to spend time with you.
While not every teen is keen on helping out with any of the household chores, they may feign some interest when you suggest making a favourite dish of theirs. What better opportunity to bond with your teen than by cooking their favourite dish together. Not only will it be a laugh for your teen, but it will give you a great opportunity to bond with them as well.
Walking releases endorphins that will not only make you and your teen happy, but will make it easier for your teen to open up to you. While walking creates a great opportunity to talk with your teen, make sure you don't bombard them with too many questions or they won’t be so keen on going on another walk anytime soon.
This could be a family activity and doesn’t necessarily have to be about board games. Thanks to many games consoles such as the Wii and the Xbox, there are now plenty of opportunities for families to play games together. Not only can it create happy memories for both you and your teen, it can also strengthen the bond between you both.
Random day outs
They may not act like it, but your teen loves spontaneity and what better way to be spontaneous than by organising a random day out with your teen. You could decide to take them shopping or on a fun road trip, whatever your teen loves to do. It will not only create fun memories for you and your teen, it will also definitely be something they will treasure when they’re older.