Is your home the kind of place that your children want to be? Fill it with warmth, happiness, light and the feeling of security and belonging, a place that draws your children to come home. Make your home a "Welcome Home." Encourage your children to invite their friends over, and as they get older the better hosting skills they'll learn. For teens that want to get together often and hang-out, parents can provide the place (and the snacks), and you'll be able to encourage social skills along with keeping track of who your children's friends are and how they spend their free time.