We know young people are the experts. So lately, we have been sharing quotes from young people around the country that give us some insight into their experiences, and ways we can have better relationships. Here’s the latest:

” The first thing my mom says to me everyday after school is, ‘Tell me five things that happened at school today.’ Five. She exhausts me.”

-Jake, 16

 

It’s easy to bombard our children with questions when we first see them after school – we love them and want to know what is going on in their lives. But young people are dealing with complicated social dynamics all day, and the last thing they want to do is have an intense conversation when they first get in the car. They need space to unwind and decompress.

And can you even remember five things you’ve done today?

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