A parent’s refusal to accept their teenager for who they are can have significant emotional, psychological, and behavioural impacts on their teenager’s well-being and development.
If you consistently match your teenagers crazy with your crazy, you have developed a habit of being reactionary rather than responsive.
Teenagers often do things that defy common sense and conventional wisdom. This is what happens when you have a brain that is under construction.
The most effective way of building a strong relationship with your teenager and affect lasting change is to work harder on yourself than on your teen.
If you are struggling with your teenager and need support and strategies to navigate your relationship, think coaching, not therapy.
Parenting a teenager or young adult can be a significant challenge, but a happier, healthier, and more respectful relationship is possible.
Parent Coaching with Ken can help.