This is what the mom of a student in the 12th grade said after our conversation the other day....
"All these days... When I was worried.... I would reach out to my friends to share my worries.
Most of these friends are moms of my daughter's classmates.
And when I shared my worry about my daughter not studying
They would join me in complaining about their teens who were not studying either.
So every conversation only ended up being a complaining session.
I would come back feeling negative and frustrated.
And I would pour out all my negativity on my daughter... Resulting in her studying even less.
This conversation with you has been such a productive conversation.
I know what I need to stop doing and what I need to start doing.
I am feeling light,.. Even though I know there is a lot of work ahead of me.
This is in stark contrast to what I have been feeling for the past year. When I had no idea what to do."
A lot of times the parents of teens find themselves stuck in this whirlpool of negativity.
Yes. Most teens behave the same way.
And complaining about them is pointless unless you are speaking to someone who can show you what you can do to change things.
I feel blessed that I am able to help.
Happy to connect if you are struggling.