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I know from my nursing background that a predictable, stable environment is paramount to a child’s sense of safety and security. But everything since the beginning of the pandemic has been a challenge. Even with things opening back up, it’s created this perfect storm of desperation that has kids and adolescents in greater danger of suffering a mental health crisis.

In recent weeks, I’ve received several questions about how to help children adjust to current life. Since I don’t work with kids in teams, I’m doing a two-part series and bringing on some special guests to offer their guidance and perspective. In this episode, I speak with certified life coach Ben Pugh who specializes in helping parents build meaningful relationships with their teenagers, without changing them.

4:29 – How to get creative with the old adage of “be the change you want to see”

7:57 – Why parents think that giving teenagers two acceptable choices doesn’t work

11:12 – How to emotionally support a teen who’s taking on some unhealthy behaviors

15:42 – The only thing you can control as a parent

20:05 – Effective, supportive actions you can take that your teen will likely accept

24:31 – How my husband and I let go of control of our eldest teenager and the lesson learned

26:51 – What so many parents are choosing to do right now (and what you should do instead)

29:20 – Highlighting the theme that’s been running throughout this entire episode

Connect with Ben at his website or on Facebook.

Join the waitlist for Ben’s Impact Parenting Program and listen to his podcast.

You were born with all the talent, intellect, and strength you need. You just need to realize that on the subconscious level. Connect and uncover your Subconscious Blueprint by booking your call here.

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