Why don't we see more images of parents hugging their teens?
They don't stop needing us to be available and comforting.
Do they need us less often? Yes. Do they transfer some of their attachment needs to their peers? Yes.
But they meltdown and they feel strong things ALOT.
Help the world, open your arms for your teens with as much compassion and tenderness as you do for your toddlers.
Model for them your own consent process, and help them deeply understand the nuance of desire
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