This is a very simple parenting tip: I want you to drive your kids and your kid’s friends places and just listen. It is a very easy way to get a front row seat (literally) to the lives of your kids.
I am not saying we stop having our kids take the bus to school to drive them. I am also not saying they should not walk if they are able to. I am talking about when they ask if they can get a drive to the mall, movies, friends house etc. Say yes.