“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other; wings.”

- Hodding Carter

As a parent – whether you are a birth parent; step parent, mixed race parent or single parent – you are suddenly faced with the fact that your 12-18-year-old teenager closes the door on family-focused life and opens one to self-discovery instead.
Here is where the struggle comes: You have to try and understand (and tolerate) their defiance of adult authority; their lack of previous commitment in school work; the way they communicate (or not) with you; and so many other characteristics that you never experienced in your child before.

It seems to be the case that authoritarian control breeds resentment and your teen may not communicate with you. On the other hand, a permissive approach breeds disrespect and your teen may end up blaming you for what went wrong. How do you apply democratic control that breeds respect and harmony which will encourage your teenager to be open and trusting?

Let’s rebuild that important tether of connection with our children?

MYAC LIFE COACHING can help you get through this overwhelming and challenging stage of parenting.

Do you as Parent struggle with the following:

  • Knowing when to parent and when to be a friend.
  • Coping with the perplexities of your adolescent child.
  • Understanding different generation gaps.
  • Dealing with your empty nest syndrome – allowing your child to spread their wings.
  • Rediscovering and maintaining your identity whilst parenting.
  • Balancing your work, family and personal relationships whilst being a parent.

MYAC LIFE COACHING offers coaching that is designed to meet the specific needs of parents in this challenging time of their lives. This is done by:

  • Identifying your needs and working together to plan a better future for you.
  • Addressing and adjusting thought processes.
  • Coaching on practical steps to follow and incorporate in your life.
  • Listening and understanding your story.