One Simple Way to Connect with Your Teenager

My body tenses as I approach my teenage son to discuss his plummeting English grade. “So what’s going on with your English class?” I ask.

“I don’t want to talk about it. It’s my grade and my life,” he retorts.

Tension has been running high. Sometimes higher than the international space station. Frowns and scowls have taken over his once handsome face. One day I adore him, the next I’m ready to strangle him and kick him out on his own.

A deep chasm seems to grow between us, with the rift growing wider each day.

Many parents I talk to experience this roller coaster ride with their teenagers. (Sometimes on a daily basis.)

I get it. I experience it too!

How to Connect with Your Teenager?

One day while scrolling through my news feed, an article about text message love-bombs flashed on my screen. That’s it! Teenagers need text message love-bombs too. This will help reconnect with them. 

No matter what teenagers do, it’s important they know how much they are loved. That they belong. That they are of value.

It was time to break out technology and speak the teenage love language.

(If you can’t beat’em, join’em. Right?)

Text message love-bombs simply take a few seconds. You can send a quick text message of love, encouragement or laughter to reconnect you with your teenager anytime of day (or night). Your messages might boost your teenager’s morale and help them feel reconnected to you.

Love-bombs help your relationship weather the stormy moments, including the hurricanes and typhoons.

Not sure what messages to send?

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Here are 31 text message love-bombs to get you started:

  1. Thank you for being you
  2. You are important to me
  3. You matter to me
  4. Thank you for apologizing
  5. You showed courage
  6. I enjoyed our conversation
  7. Loved talking to you this morning
  8. Glad you shared your struggle
  9. Praying for you
  10. Basketball together rocked
  11. Your humor cracks me up
  12. You can do hard things
  13. Love you to the moon and back
  14. Tag you’re it
  15. Laughing with you makes my day
  16. Happy smiles
  17. Thinking of you
  18. Wishing you a happy day
  19. You can handle anything
  20. I trust you
  21. Thank you for helping me
  22. Thanks for being part of our family
  23. Let’s do something tonight
  24. Your potential is endless
  25. You can succeed
  26. Always here for you
  27. Go get em
  28. I believe in you
  29. Your smile lights up a room
  30. Believe in yourself
  31. You make a difference

Send a text message love-bomb to your teenager today. Not only will he feel reconnected,  science has proven random acts of kindness increases your happiness.

Start reconnecting today.

It starts with you!

Question: What is your favorite text message love-bomb to receive? What message can you send your teenager? 

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About The Author

Damara Simmons

I am a wife, mother, author, speaker, and family life educator. I love learning and inspiring parents. Join me as we journey together!