This Friday, I’m asking for something different. I want to know about the issues you are having with your teen—the dilemmas, the struggles, and the questions you have. Share a struggle with me and I’ll make sure to include a tool/resource in one of my upcoming emails to help you tackle it.
We all know that raising a teen is unbelievably hard. As a parent, you’re constantly having to adjust to deal with:
In our society, there is this perception and underlying belief that as parents you are expected to have all the answers and to do it all on your own. And many parents feel a sense of failure when they open up about their struggles. However, there is no manual and often the happiest families are those with a supportive community whom they can reach out to.
I often felt that same pressure as a teacher. But it was so helpful to brainstorm, observe, and ask for help from master teachers, to pick up their tools/techniques on how to best support teenagers. Many of the things I learned were not necessarily from my mistakes, but from asking for help.
So I invite you to take a couple of minutes to reply to this email and share a dilemma you’re going through, a question you have, or a breakthrough you’ve recently had in regards to your teen. Again, I’ll make sure to include a tool/resource in one of my upcoming emails to help you tackle it. Help me help you!
You’re not alone,
I am a teen-empowerment coach. I work with teen girls, ages 14-17, who struggle with self-acceptance, perfectionism, seeking attention from others, and deep sadness or anger.