Where did your sweet child go?

You ask a casual question and get back attitude.  Before you know it, voices are raised and your kids have shut you out.

How can you stop arguing and start talking again?

If this sounds like your house, you’re not alone.  Teens and pre-teens are confused, moody and desperate to belong to a group, any group.  And even though they seem to reject you, they still need you.  What you do or don’t do NOW matters.  You’re a parent your whole life; however, how you parent has to change as your kids grow up.

This is where a lot of you struggle.  Your child is an adolescent, and you’re
     * still talking and disciplining as if he’s seven, and he’s pushing back.
     * micromanaging because you’re scared she’ll make big mistakes.
     * doing too much for her and feeling resentful.
     * worried that he won’t be able to resist drugs and alcohol.

Do you see yourself in there? With the right approach you can have a loving relationship and help them become the independent, caring and capable young adults you know they can be.

Whether it’s the normal teenage nonsense, or you feel your family is headed toward a cliff, your kids are too important for you to just wing it.  Let me help you find solutions that work!  Enter your name and email in the box to take the ‘Ten Mistakes Quiz’ to see which concerns need the most attention. 

After you get the results of this 3-minute quiz, you’ll receive the Courageous Parent Ezine and a gift – a complimentary From Eye-Rolling to I Love You’ Parent Breakthrough Session with me to start changing what’s not working.  Remember, it’s never too late to do this work, and you don’t have to do it alone.

Want to start right NOW?   Click here to schedule your free session now!

Don’t wait.  Let’s talk.


Parenting Older Teens

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