“In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity” -Albert Einstein
I help parents raising teens to feel more confident as leaders of their families without harsh punishment, damage to the parent-teen relationship, and feeling overwhelmed with the task at hand. Every day feels like a warzone – family life may have gone from awesome to really difficult, or things have been rocky for a while and now they’re just getting worse.
My clients struggle like you. Despite being devoted parents, committed to the well-being of their teens, and open to guidance life is hard.
When they first come in, they describe how they prepare for battle before dinner time. They feel exhausted with the constant bickering and challenge to authority, homework opens up for arguments and bargaining that ends in tears or slammed doors, and punishments that just add up and never get anywhere.
They feel anxious about their teen’s use of electronics. They are fearful their teen may get hurt by friends or strangers and worry about the new dangers the information age brings to families.
They are exasperated in managing their teen’s academic and extracurricular schedule. They want their teen to succeed and do not know how best to help them achieve their dreams. Or you feel like your kids don’t get out enough or have enough hobbies – they’re staying home on their phones and not wanting to participate in things like sports or extracurricular activities.
Their family conflict gets in the way of the life they want in so many ways. They aren’t the kind of parent they want to be. They feel like they are failing at parenting. And their confidence in parenting is plummeting. It feels like they’re walking on eggshells with their teenagers.
Before they came to see me, they felt embarrassed asking for help. They worried they were making a mountain out of a molehill about their family life. And they were pretty certain they just needed to try harder. The anger was threatening to consume them.
Like my clients, you deserve to feel at peace in your family. Having a loving and joyful relationship with your teen is not out of reach. If you want to experience more love and laughter in your home I’d love to help you get there.
Call now. You don’t need to be alone in this. I can help.