How do I help my teen develop strong relationships? How do I handle conflict resolution with my child? What are ways to cultivate resiliency?
Like many parents, these are questions I’ve been asking lately. I’m also hearing these questions come up in my counseling practice. If you’re a parent with these kinds of questions, join me and my new friend Kari Kampakis as we continue the discussion on kids, going back to school, and resiliency.
Kari shares how she is honest with her daughters about her personal failures and mistakes in order to bring reconciliation to the relationship.
We also chat about:
her new book, Loving Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with your Teenage Daughter.
ways to incorporate faith into your parenting practice without being forceful.
how to navigate conflict resolution with your teenager.
practical ways to cultivate resiliency, even in the midst of a pandemic.
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“My biggest concern is the kids who don’t have the support they need to navigate what will likely be a difficult school year.”
“Teenagers are a lot like Ferrari's: amazing potential but they need a lot of help learning to navigate the path ahead of them.”
“Be the initiation of the relationship. Your child isn’t likely going to come to you saying, ‘I would like to work on our relationship.’ Be the one to initiate conversations with your child. Expect a little rejection, but don’t let that stop you. Keep pursuing.”
Links to great things we discussed:
1. Girl Mom Podcast
2. 10 Truths Middle Schooler Should Know
3. John Gottman
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Have a great week!