“We need to learn and use techniques and practices that promote healing, learning, and growth. Adolescence requires the same degree of shepherding required during the terrible twos. Unfortunately, in many homes, just when they need the shepherding of their parents the most, they are turned off and tuned out from their parents’ lack of expressed approval. We need to approach our children with an inquiring mind, if we want to be taken into their confidence. We can’t be so focused on what they are doing wrong that we miss all the good they have going on” (C.S. Belle, 2014).
Do you remember what it was like to be that age? All of the ins and outs of being that age? Would you go back and live it again? You couldn’t pay most of us to re-live those moments. So… for just a moment, think back to what it was like when you were your son/daughter’s age. What was it like? What did you struggle with? Now, look at your son/daughter with your new lenses and try to be to them who you needed when you were their age. Don’t know how or where to start?
Take that first step and give us a call. We can help.
Quoted directly from:
Therapy in Action with Insights and Strategies for Anyone Living or Working with Trouble Kids, by C.S. Belle.
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