It’s not easy being a parent. Yesterday my husband came into the room and immediately sensed the conflict between my daughter and I, and he used his sense of humour to diffuse us both….twice in one day.
I have worked with thousands of teens over the years, and there have been many challenges along the way, but NOTHING has been more challenging than raising my own children. As parents, we are constantly balancing our need to protect and direct our children with their need for automony.
I’m sharing this with you because I don’t want you to think that I am a perfect parent.
But I DO have the gift of being able to see where parents are blocked in the way they’re thinking about their teens.
It often takes someone from the outside looking in at our life to help us see what’s really going on. I don’t know YOUR teen, but I KNOW TEENS!
Teens want to feel significant, connected, and independent BUT they don’t always choose the healthiest ways of meeting those needs. As parents, we often can’t see the forest for the trees. We focus in on our teen’s unhealthy and sometimes downright dangerous decisions and we are completely frustrated that our parenting has little effect on our children’s behaviour.
What we often miss is how to help our teens to MEET THEIR NEEDS in healthy ways.
How can we help our teens feel connected, significant, and independent?
Are you interested in learning how to DO PARENTING DIFFERENTLY so that you can teach your teen how to MEET THEIR NEEDS in a healthy, safe, and fun way?
This is EXACTLY what I teach my students in my group coaching program, The Resilient Teen Blueprint.
This is a 12 month group coaching program designed to support you to EMPOWER your teen to be resilient and confident. Through the course of this program you’ll learn how to:
- Understand your teen’s behaviour as a signal of the deep needs they’re trying to meet
- Problem solve WITH your teen so they can choose healthy ways to meet their needs
- Listen with respect and compassion instead of reacting to your teen
- Stay grounded and present in the moment
- Practice deep self care so you have the capacity to parent with intention
- Clarify your goals and vision as a parent
In learning these teachings, parents and teens transform. Parents become more connected to their children, and teens are empowered to co-create their life with trusted adults. This paves the way for a beautiful life-long relationship as your young adult becomes an adult.
If this is inspiring to you and you would like to learn more about the methods taught in the Resilient Teen Blueprint Program,
Book a call HERE
I can’t wait to talk to you!