Do you miss the days when your kids needed you for more than rides and some spending cash? Do you want to be able to enjoy them and not to have this difficult phase of their life mess up all the years to come for both of you?
I get it. As a teacher, a mindset coach, and a parent of 5 teenagers, I understand how high stakes it feels to raise a teenager, and to keep that connection with them alive. I know how sad it is to feel like you’re just a taxi driver and an ATM, a curfew officer and a perpetual nag.
There are so many different ways we as parents can approach the relationship with our teens.
We can seek power and control while becoming demanding and tough.
We can be tempted to keep them happy by giving in and allowing way more freedom than we know is healthy.
We can be lost and confused and be driven by fears of judgment. What if they grow up and tell us that they think we "ruined" them? Why weren’t we more strict or less strict? What if our own parents or exes are on our backs, telling us we are doing it wrong, when we just want to follow our gut and evolve in our parenting style??
I coach parents by challenging them to try something new, something that really does work.
I teach parents a new way to operate, to see things, to consider and the results are a relief, every time!
Nothing matters more than a healthy relationship (an authentic connection) if you want to have influence and input into their lives.