A Note From The L.A. Teen Therapist
In my work with teens and their parents my job is to be an advocate for my teen clients, and help build a bridge between parents and their children. – Sandra
In my Respectful Parenting of Teens Class, I coach parents on effective parenting techniques and help them reflect on how their parent’s style of parenting may still be influencing them today. Over the years I have collected a number of wonderful videos to help demonstrate conscious and respectful styles of parenting, as well as explain the reasoning behind those styles.
Raising a teenager is not easy. Teens can be willful, demanding, and take unnecessary risks as they test themselves and the world around them. A parent’s job is to guide their child and help them learn from their mistakes, while managing their own anxiety and frustration. It is helpful to be able to create the space for your teen to feel truly seen and heard by you. It is also helpful to involve them in a collaborative problem solving process when challenges arise.
The bottom line is that it is important for parents to understand that their interactions with their child literally affect their child’s brain development, self-image, and ability to make connections with others. Therefore, it is essential that parents respond to their teenager with curiosity, openness, and an intention towards conflict resolution. At the same time, parents need to be able to set clear and firm limits that are age appropriate, as well as role-model the appropriate expression of their emotions.
I hope you can make time to watch each of these videos … If you feel you could use some support in making your home a happier place, please don’t hesitate to call.
1. Conscious vs. Reactive Parenting
2. How Shame affects Your Child
3. The Importance of Respectful Parenting
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