It means be the one to make sure communication is flowing.
It means be the one to build, maintain, improve trust by being consistent in your words and your actions.
It means keeping your cool when things get rough.
It means learn to listen actively – not just hear. Learn to listen with your ears, your heart, your whole being.
It means providing the safety your kid needs while accepting they are slowly drifting away from you.
It means showing up as YOU ARE, but letting them do the same.