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:
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: