Our families need to connect. Each of us needs to feel important to the others. This is impossible if we’re always checking, texts, emails, snaps, Instagram, etc. We get frustrated that our teenagers are on their phones 24/7, but are we any better? Most adults I know have their cell in their hand or in their pocket. It’s never more than arm’s length away. You entire family needs some coordinated time without any form of electronic entertainment. Believe me, at first it feels weird. Eventually though it feels great!
Helping teens grow and families improve connection,
Lauren Goodman, MS, MFT