My mom didn't always seem to be attracted to my dad.
Lately, I'm usually asleep by ten.
It takes some kids a while to realize their parents aren’t always right.
Something that goes towards normal is something that happens ordinarily.
The reading is the kun'yomi reading, which you didn't learn. In order to learn it, think of this: Ordinarily, I tune (つね) my violin, but today I just said "screw it" and didn't tune it. So, now I sound like crap. Imagine this compared to how I ordinarily sound.