23 min

EP 40 - How to Talk about Alcohol, Without Nagging The Parent & Teen Toolbox

    • Parenting

2020 hasn’t been much fun, has it?
 
So now Christmas is almost here, it’s understandable that we want to crack open a bottle or two and let our hair down.
 
BUT - how do we address the issues of alcohol with our teenagers, without sounding like a nag - or worse still a hypocrite?
 
In this episode, I discuss the importance of having open conversations with our kids - sooner rather than later.
 
Of course, our children need to understand the challenges that drinking too much involves - but when we are in conversation with our kids - it helps to :
* Display Compassion and Understanding
* Set Exceptions
* Define the Ground Rules & Boundaries
* Avoid Judgement
 
I also give you a handy exercise that will help your teenager take back control if they find themselves in a tricky situation with friends.
~~~~~
Help strengthen your child’s resilience by showing them ways to build their self-confidence and their self-esteem with this 2 exercise:
📍http://www.caigraham.com/confidence-builder
📍https://www.caigraham.com/superhero
~~~~~

* Three Questions to Ask Your Uncommunicative Child :
All too often parents say to me :
“My child won’t speak to me”
or
“I know something’s not quite right - but they won’t tell me what’s wrong.”

Well, I have a resource for you.

Download this FREE Resource : 📍www.caigraham.com/threequestions
It will help you reconnect with your child quickly and easily; and in a way that will not drive them to their bedroom to avoid you!
* Breathing Through BIG Emotions :
If you or your child are struggling with your emotions at the minute - then I have a great online course that introduces you to 7 different breathing exercises that a can get you out of many sticky situations :
📍www.caigraham.com/breathe

Details of all further podcasts can be found on my website :
📍www.caigraham.com/podcast
Please also have a look at my YouTube channel for additional support.
📍 www.caigraham.com/youtube

* If you need to get in touch - Please email me at toolbox@caigraham.com

Music Credits : MBB : https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial/happy

2020 hasn’t been much fun, has it?
 
So now Christmas is almost here, it’s understandable that we want to crack open a bottle or two and let our hair down.
 
BUT - how do we address the issues of alcohol with our teenagers, without sounding like a nag - or worse still a hypocrite?
 
In this episode, I discuss the importance of having open conversations with our kids - sooner rather than later.
 
Of course, our children need to understand the challenges that drinking too much involves - but when we are in conversation with our kids - it helps to :
* Display Compassion and Understanding
* Set Exceptions
* Define the Ground Rules & Boundaries
* Avoid Judgement
 
I also give you a handy exercise that will help your teenager take back control if they find themselves in a tricky situation with friends.
~~~~~
Help strengthen your child’s resilience by showing them ways to build their self-confidence and their self-esteem with this 2 exercise:
📍http://www.caigraham.com/confidence-builder
📍https://www.caigraham.com/superhero
~~~~~

* Three Questions to Ask Your Uncommunicative Child :
All too often parents say to me :
“My child won’t speak to me”
or
“I know something’s not quite right - but they won’t tell me what’s wrong.”

Well, I have a resource for you.

Download this FREE Resource : 📍www.caigraham.com/threequestions
It will help you reconnect with your child quickly and easily; and in a way that will not drive them to their bedroom to avoid you!
* Breathing Through BIG Emotions :
If you or your child are struggling with your emotions at the minute - then I have a great online course that introduces you to 7 different breathing exercises that a can get you out of many sticky situations :
📍www.caigraham.com/breathe

Details of all further podcasts can be found on my website :
📍www.caigraham.com/podcast
Please also have a look at my YouTube channel for additional support.
📍 www.caigraham.com/youtube

* If you need to get in touch - Please email me at toolbox@caigraham.com

Music Credits : MBB : https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial/happy

23 min

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