With Teens, It’s a Wild Card
I’m learning to solve a Rubik’s cube. Not that this is a life goal or mine. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’ve often been fascinated by solving one, but I’ve never wanted to actually learn how. But my son, who is 15, loves them. And he’s incredibly fast with them too. Like 11 seconds or less fast. So I’m learning to solve one so I can connect with him.
With my daughter, who is 13, I’m reading Keeper of the Lost Cities. Not that I’m really into young adult fantasy. But she absolutely loves those books, and I love her, so I’m learning about the secret and very magical lives of elves.
I guess what I’m getting at with this post is that connecting with teenagers is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.