Is Your Child An Attention Junkie?

How do you balance working from home with being present for you child? This week’s Tips On Teens question comes from a parent who is finds their child seeking more and more attention while trying to work for home.

“I’ve had the realization recently that my son might be an attention junkie. Since quarantine, my wife and I have been at home, but we work about 8 hours a day so even though we’re together more we’re not as “present” and focused on our kids as we’d normally be. He’s 13 years old, the youngest of three, and the other two are college age and busy with their own lives. It seems more and more my youngest son wants lots of verbal praise for everything he does. I want him to feel secure and good about himself. Is this an insecurity thing, and what can I do to address the topic with him?”

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