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Ask your child to give you a hand with a home project.
If your child likes baseball, art, rap, or science, there are probably positive adults you know who share those interests. Strong connections can form when young people and adults work together on things they both really care about.
Notice when a family member withdraws. Give the person space—but work to keep them connected and supported.
Make a family “business card” for your household. Include contact information and a message about how you’d like to connect (gardening, going for walks, etc.). Give one to every family in your neighborhood.
Use Facebook, Twitter, and other social-networking platforms to communicate with kids in genuine ways. A word of encouragement is worth a lot in any medium.
By: Stanford T. Shulman, M.D., Guest Blogger
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Sometimes tensions can arise between parents and mentors when a child or teen feels a strong attachment to the mentor. Be proactive in checking in regularly with other caring adults so that you agree on expectations and hopes.