This is from an interview with Britt Robertson (American actress).
Q: You're the oldest of seven kids. What's that like?
It's hard. You know, they're all much younger than me and they're growing. Every time I see them, they've grown six inches. They're changing so drastically and I miss all of that. Just them as people, I miss being around to see them grow, but the great thing about being away is you learn to appreciate your family when you do see them. Every time I'm home, I'm trying to make the most of it.
Unlike the present simple tense, which is not necessarily related to the present time, the present perfect and present continuous are said to be related to the present time.
But in the sentences marked above, the present perfect (have grown) and the present progressive (am trying) are not related to the present time.
Is the relation between the present perfect/progressive and the present time merely coincidental?