The online magazine Motherwell, which describes itself as “telling all sides of the parenting story,” has published an essay I wrote about reading to my son, titled “Why it’s important to read aloud to our teenagers.”
Here’s how it starts:
“Mom, could you read to me?”
Virus-ridden and miserable, my son was lying on the floor of our living room, where he tended to gravitate when sick—weary of his bed, it was the furthest he could go for a change of scenery. Fourteen years old might seem old for being read to, but appearing grown-up wasn’t his priority at this point. He was looking for comfort, diversion, and to feel cared for.
I’d actually kept reading to him through his childhood, up until just a couple of years ago…
To keep reading, visit the post on Motherwell.