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Teens are not easy and I totally get. I bet you’re doing the best you can with all available resources but it still feels like you’re on the never-ending adolescent roller coaster. Been there, done that, own the T-shirt! Here you’ll find understanding, compassion with no judgey-Mcjudgement. Ever.
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Forget ‘should’, ‘could’ and ‘would’ and let’s focus on strategies that you can implement today. There’s no perfect parenting (truth!) and improved family relationships often come after lots of ‘trial and error’ steps are taken. Sometimes just changing a few things in the way you communicate can make an unbelievable difference! Nothing to lose… right?
Let’s not beat around the proverbial bush here…. when you’re operating from a place of stress, the last thing you want to hear waffle that goes around in circles but leads nowhere. The real issues being faced by real teens and real parents don’t need sugar coating. Proudly telling it like it is…. for almost 30 years.
Life with a teen doesn’t have to suck.
It was bound to happen! Your once sweet and happy-go-lucky child has just transformed into a walking, grunting and smelly adolescent.
It’s a real shock to the system and I get it! I’ve already parented 2 lads to adulthood and with almost 30 years working with adolescents and families, it means I understand the highs and lows you’re experiencing. I can help with your struggles, so why not back yourself and adopt some argument-stopping phrases into your lingo.
In the heat of a backanswering-slinging match with your teen, playing a ‘stop’ phrase is a clear and respectful way of ending the to-and-fro.
What are some of these phrases you ask? Too easy, I’ve prepared 10 of them for you and many of them you can use in any context and all are available in a single PDF download. With these 10 conflict-busting phrases, you’ll be on your way to more respectful discussions and far less argy-bargy.
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