You know your kids need you, and you want to support them.

Sometimes, there’s just so much going on that it’s hard to know how to start.

Young people are going through a lot and can be under an incredible amount of stress, especially during this unusual time of social distancing and change in our routines. This might cause them to seem withdrawn, distracted or difficult to communicate with.

You might also face challenges, like feeling that you just don’t have enough time in the day. Some days it might feel impossible.

However, connecting with your teenager and building a deeper relationship with them isn’t out of reach. In fact, you’re probably already doing things that have created a solid foundation.

It can help to hear from other parents who are in your shoes. Here are some ways that parents just like you are taking steps to connect with their kids.