Do you ever feel like you’re having the SAME conversation, argument or breakdown with your teen or tween over and over again?
When we look at the “both/and” of a situation, we allow ourselves to know that life is full of paradoxes. A paradox is a statement or situation that appears to contradict itself.
The busyness of our daily schedules can make it easy to focus on to-do lists, and consequently, we might end the day feeling like we haven't actually done anything together. Try these 5 simple mindfulness exercises to feel more present, practice gratitude, and connect more intentionally with those you care about most.
Are we expecting our day to go exactly as we planned it in our daydream? Are we holding so tight that we are missing out on opportunities to build relationship with our loved ones?
As young people navigate this impressionable time, it’s important that parents provide both support and boundaries. This is not to suggest micro-management, rather, it’s an invitation to help your teen understand where their own limits are.
Your intention to love yourself and return to the curiosity of a child informs the openness through which you receive and respond to your loved ones– children, partners, family, and friends.
You provide one model of what self-love can look like, and your teenager is always learning from you.
As a parent, you are constantly modeling self-love to your children and teens. You want them to love themselves, therefore your self-love is the best way to teach. Do not strive for perfection here; seek only to improve and grow each day. Notice the thoughts you are choosing today. Observe with compassion.
When you say "no," and your teen reacts strongly, consider these 5 Ways to Respond to Your Teenager's Meltdown, which will support them in cooling down and realizing that it all really is okay.
You've heard the refusals. Follow this sequence of questions and prompts to solve the problem together