Ages 9-13: Keep Your
Take interest in your kids’ interests. As your children grow, their likes and interests will shift as a natural result. Stay involved by asking open questions that address a variety of topics. Ask them about the music they listen to, the kinds of shows they like to watch on TV, what they like to do with their friends and on the weekends.
Spend time with them. Set aside as much time as you can to talk, play, walk, or do something with your child.
Plan activities for the family. The preteen years are not free of rebellion. Your children might be looking to be more independent, but they still need you and the support family provides. Plan family and game nights. Go out to the park or plan an activity during the weekend. Show them that family can also be a place where they can have fun and feel safe.
Plan family and game nights.