My tween is starting to act, well, tween-ish. So it’s a toss-up from minute to minute whether she wants to be in the same room with me, let alone have a deep conversation. But the half-hour before sleep, when we lie on her bed and read together, often turns into the hour when I find out what’s really happening at school, how her friends are, what boy she likes, etc. Instead of just tucking your kids in and beating it out the door, linger a bit. It could end up being the most precious time of your busy day.