Build Your Garage for Your Child's Me-Time
August 08, 2022
There is much value in spending time alone. Especially now that your kid is turning into a teenager, help him find balance in discovering himself while learning to be independent. While it is hard for a parent to watch his kid grow up and always say, "please do not grow up fast," teaching your kid independence at a young age will significantly benefit him during his grownup years. Both of you will appreciate it in the near future. One such act to support this is to give him the space to spend alone time doing what he likes. Your teen's solitude contributes to their learning curve and benefits them during their developmental stage. The alone time can be spent as a creative outlet. It will help your child recognize and use this to connect with himself. He might turn this into something productive and be able to focus on his outlooks in life and radiate positive energy. As a parent, you can support your child in discovering himself by laying out the grounds for him. And one way to do this is to build your teen's sanctuary. It is a place where he can develop his hobby, hone his talents or discover what more he could do, and clear his head when he needs time to think through some private matters. He may not disclose it to you now, but eventually, when he sees that you support him in all ways for his growth, this could be the chance to deepen your relationship with your growing child.