In this weeks Podcast episode I explain why it’s important to stop Managing your Teenager and start Mentoring them.
Teenagers’ brains are under construction – and with this comes chaos and overwhelm.
It’s a scary time for them – when their minds are a melting pot or hormones and invariably they don’t know which way is up.
It’s our responsibility as parents to hold a space for our teenagers as they get to grips with what’s going on in their heads.
This maturation carries well on into their twenties – so it’s going to save a lot of heartache if we start adapting as soon as possible.
Whilst they are travelling through adolescence they will indeed :
✔️ Start questioning our authority
✔️ Pushing our buttons
✔️ Making questionable decisions
✔️ Struggle with their emotions and feelings
this is what independence looks like. So (like it or not) we are stuck with it!
Our children are learning how to become a young adult.
It’s what they are programmed to do – so there’s no point in trying to resist.
What I suggest we do is :
- Be Patient
- Validate their Feelings
- Respect this Independence
- Consult and Collaborate
- Allow for Mistakes
- Understand that your child is the EXPERT in their own lives.
- LISTEN to their opinions and thoughts.
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I have a handout that accompanies this episode and it can be downloaded from my website :
This comes, as always with Much Love 💕
If however, you are struggling, I can help. If you feel that you might need a little more assistance and maybe feel that learning more coping strategies like this one could improve your life, then please book a call ( with the link below ) – I can help.