How to Get Your Tween to Open Up to You | Babysitting Jobs:
"At some point, every parent will start to get grunts and nods when asking their kids simple questions, like “How was school today?” or “What would you like to do this afternoon?” Separating from parents and keeping more and more of their thoughts and feelings to themselves is a natural stage kids go through, but that doesn’t make any less difficult for parents to endure. It also doesn’t have to be the natural progression of the parent/child relationship. It takes some extra time and effort, but you can stay close to your child. Here are some ways to keep the lines of communication open."
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