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During the pandemic, we’ve been relying on devices because I wanted things to be as normal as possible. After watching the animation, I appreciated the gentle reminder that I need to be present, especially when discussing issues with my child. And that meant putting down my phone or tablet. Even things like standing at our kitchen island and doing a rundown of how her day went, what her friends are up to or talking about a show or movie that she is looking forward to fosters communication between the two of us.
CPTC provides some really great videos that can help with your teen. Let me know which one resonated with you in the comments!