My daughter spends all of her days in her room, listening to music or texting her friend, she says that she is perfectly happy in there and her grades are great so I don't think it has any negative effect other than I miss her company.
Just to add we eat dinner together as a family every night, she is a great kid, excellent grades, witty, polite. However, she does tend to retreat to her bedroom whereas two years ago we were inseparable, I just miss my little buddy. I know she's growing into her own and I support that. I let her know that I am here for her, I just wanted to make sure it was common and that I wasnt being a Smother mother.Answer Question
Yep, totally normal. I have boys but same thing! Mine are 16 and 19....
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Answer by ecodani at 10:50 AM on Dec. 29, 2010
It's normal, and teens do need some alone time. However, I think it can become unhealthy if they get too withdrawn. Our teen has to leave her phone in the family room, so if she wants to text she has to do so in the family room. We also keep the computer, video games, and other electronics in the family room. She can take her MP3 player in her room. She does spend a lot of time in her room drawing, but we also have her spend at least a little time each day hanging out with the family. I try to have a mother/daughter outing with her every once in a while, and my husband regularly takes her to get a drink or an ice cream. I know she needs her space, but she also needs to stay connected to us. It helps us know what's going on with her and it helps her know we're still there when she needs us.
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