Parenting teens is supposed to be one of the most difficult tasks on earth.
Almost every day parents reach out to me for help because their teenagers are refusing to do what they need to do.
The general impression is that peer pressure..
media....devices. ..and the pandemic are responsible for this behavior.
But that is a defeatist attitude.
A blame game.
It builds a learned helplessness.
It leads to parents giving up.
And the people who are impacted the most by this giving up are the teenagers themselves.
Because it results in them not being able to achieve the happiness ....
not build the self-esteem....
they could have - if they had had their parent's participation.
But how to stop playing the blame game?
How to recognize the real issues?
And what to do about them?
That was the topic of my #corporateparenting workshop yesterday.
And I was thrilled that the participants found it extremely valuable.
Changing the way we parent has the potential to change the world works.
We can make the world a better place through empathy and compassion while parenting.
And I am so grateful for these opportunities to share how to do that.