More likely than not, you’ve just put in a full day of work, dealt with a long commute, and the last thing you have energy for is fighting with your child about their unfinished schoolwork. So why don’t our children see the importance of doing their work?
Many parents embark on their parenting journey unaware of why their children's behavior trigger them the way it often does. Teenagers, especially, seem to know exactly how to get under our skin. They push every button and trigger parts of us we’d rather not admit. In the end, we’re left feeling out of control and exhausted.
Teens push boundaries, talk back, slam doors, and change their moods as fast as the wind. But what most worn out parents don't understand is that teens are not inherently defiant. Although at times it may feel like their sole mission is to help you keep the wine industry in business, it's simply not who they are.
On a daily basis, parents all over the world ask me what seems to be the million-dollar question, “How can I connect with my defiant and hormonal teenager?”
Instead of providing them with a cookie cutter answer, instead, I ask them what their biggest fear is as a parent.
The collective answer always boils down to this...
Not too many people have the guts to tell you this, but I have no problem dropping some truth your way. Now that I’ve triggered you, can we all please address the excruciatingly uncomfortable pink elephant in the room – our ego!
If you’re still reading this, hang on to your seat! I promise to not stomp on your heart, but I will poke it a few times to help wake you up.
Isn't it about time we stopped getting offended at the slightest remark and began getting in touch with ourselves a little deeper? We've gotten too comfortable living on the surface and it's no longer serving us or our children.
Have you ever thought about your parenting style? How about your partner’s? What does it mean? And how does it affect your relationship with your teen?
Click HERE to take the parenting style quiz and find out how you may be affecting your teen's behavior.
Understanding the manner in which you parent offers insight to understanding the roots behind why you parent in the way you do, as well as insight to your child’s behavior on how to improve your relationship with your them
Do you parent with an iron first? Or are you more lenient? Or do you find yourself somewhere in the middle?
I’ve been on this journey of self-discovery and improvement for quite some time now and as with any process of diving deep into our own story, a lot of fears tend to pop up. And I do mean a lot. Like to the point of believing that I now have every mental disorder ever identified...