When your kids don’t want to hang out with you anymore



My boys are growing up and I’m not sure I am ready. I knew this day was coming but I didn’t think it would happen so fast.  My oldest is heading to middle school and the youngest will be going to third grade.  I’m not sure where the time has gone- It has all happened so fast.  And as they grow up, I know I will be faced with the fact that they don’t want to hang out with me anymore.  Am I ready for that?  Absolutely not!

Are you worried that your kids don’t want to hang out with you anymore?

I recently had the opportunity to write a guest post over at Jen and Barb – Mom Life which focused on that very same question.

In the video below, Jen and Barb chat with clinical psychologist & TV personality, Dr. Michelle Golland as they discuss what parents should do when their children pull away.

I would love for you to check out my guest post at Jen and Barb, Mom Life and join the conversation. I’d appreciate if you would stop by and leave a comment!

Note: I received compensation for my guest post on Jen and Barb – Mom Life.


  1. My 15 year old doesn’t hang out but whats worse is I just told him we are getting a van. He’s already mortified. I love it lol

  2. So far my kids haven’t got to this age but it should be soon. My oldest is 15 and I know she isn’t going to want to stay home when she can start driving.

  3. It’s a natural part of growing up, I think. It’s not you, it’s them! ;)

  4. Maggie says:

    In our experience, they do come back. We spend time with my mom all the time.

  5. Katie says:

    fortunately I still have a few years until this will happen!

  6. In the next couple of years I’m going to have a pre-teen and one of the biggest concerns my husband and I have is continuing to nurture our relationship with him through these years when they don’t want us around as much!

  7. Anne says:

    I have 3 teenagers now, and no they don’t really want to hang out as much. On the weekends frequently they are all doing their own thing, and it is an adjustment.

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