Now my oldest is 13 and has recently said she feels like she has already "done everything". Activities she has done and places we used to go no longer interest her. She does her own homework, reads on her own rather than with me, and prefers the company of her friends whenever possible.
It got me thinking: its not just about what kinds of things teens are interested in. What do they really need from me at this age? What is my role as a parent at this time?