What Your Teen Needs From You

You as a parent are your teen’s most important role model. 

Everything you say and do impacts them in one way or another. 

Of course, you want what’s best for your teen and there is no set in stone parenting handbook. However there are a handful of practices that can help both you and your teen thrive. Keep on reading to learn more. 

Independence: 

The next time something happens, instead of jumping in to save the day, encourage your teen to build their own toolbox.

None of us are born resilient. It takes time, patience, and practice. Every obstacle your teen faces will make them stronger. 

Keep in mind; you can still be there to listen, encourage, and support them – just try your best not to overstep. Every experience, both positive and negative, are learning opportunities. No matter how old we get, there is always more to learn. 

Mindful Pausing:

Mindful pausing isn’t always easy. Although it is powerful, it can also be uncomfortable. It’s normal for teens to put their feelings to the side by staying busy.

However, the sooner we reflect upon and acknowledge our feelings, the sooner we can understand them. 

Encourage your teen to hit the pause button and just be.

Every mindful pause helps remind us what matters most. 

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