My friend Liz was worried that her 14-year-old son Andy was traumatized. While on a ski trip, he had seen a child fall off the chairlift. Andy was sitting in close range, and he saw the paramedics airlift the boy to a hospital. Liz tried to process the accident with Andy, but he wouldn’t show any reaction. She made a few more attempts at conversation before letting it go.
"Six Ways Parents Can Stay Connected With Their Teen Sons" is from the April 18, 2017 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Phyllis Fagell and narrated by Sam Scholl.