Thanks for the reply. It was hard for me when this started but I learned to deal with that aspect. She just hasn't had a ton of opportunities to get out due to Covid, and while she has some friends, and she talks a lot on the phone, it seems hard for them to get together. I just want her to get out more. I will look at that link you provided and try to think of some different activities, it just seems she says no most of the time. Again, thank you.
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I'm a single dad of a 14 year old girl, and it seems we have drifted apart. She has had some depression type problems in the past, but has been going to counseling for the past two years. She has friends she talks to, and is generally happy. She also has opened up at school and not shy like she used to be. In the last year or so, she doesn't want to go out with me to stores, activities, etc. It has hurt my emotions a bit, but I'm trying to understand that it could be a part of being a teenager or wanting to gain independence. At the same time, its just us, and with Covid and not a ton of opprotunities to get her out more, I'm concerned. She seems to have a strong force for doing what she wants/ or not feeling forced to do something. I pressed the issue in the past, "come on, we have to go outside, go to the mall, etc." Also, if I force her she just resents it most of the time and it doesn't seem to have a lot of positive effect. That strategy isn't working, any tips on how I can get her to be out? Thanks!
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