When your child comes to you with a conflict, don’t do all the problem solving yourself. Encourage him or her to develop solutions. (Intervention may be appropriate, of course, if there is a danger of physical injury.)
Continue to show affection to teenagers by spending time with them—even if you’re not doing or talking about anything special.
Present your kids with a variety of options for activities and help them think about which ones best fit their interests.
Start a conversation with your family about communication. Do you all speak positively to each other? Do you trust each other and talk openly? What can you do to improve communication?
When you and your child disagree, do or say something to show that you still care.
Check in with your partner (and yourself!) periodically to assess whether you are balancing your work and family time the way you want to. List your priorities to help you be realistic about the things you value most.