My Tween is Pulling Away. Is That Normal?

Good Inside with Dr. Becky

Mar 19 2024 • 30 mins

As our kids grow up and pull away, it can feel like they're breaking up with us. This week, Dr. Becky talks to a mom wondering why her son feels so distant as he begins middle school. He seems to have plenty of time to play video games and talk to his friends but she feels like she doesn't know anything about his life anymore.

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