Episode 26: When Your Teenager Doesn't Want to Hear It with Alexandria W.
EPISODE 26 THE PARENTING MENTOR: When Your Teenager Doesn't Want to Hear It with Alexandria W.
Alexandria is a single mother, small business owner, and professor trying to maneuver the pandemic with her 16-year-old daughter. Her daughter is struggling with anxiety about the everyday struggles of tenth grade in a pandemic. Alexandria is struggling to help her daughter, who often doesn’t want to hear her advice.
Today, we talk about the struggles of raising a teenager. We talk about what’s behind Alexandria’s daughter’s behavior. I note that at this stage it’s best to let your child know that you’re there for them if they need you and leave it at that. I talk about strategies to combat excessive time spent on social media, and I talk about the value of quality time and the power of a big hug. I talk about how to avoid her feeling pushed into doing things, and I note the value of patience.
“ Rather than being the advice-giver, you’re being the support giver. ”
- Sue Groner
This week on The Parenting Mentor:
- How you can and can’t help your teenager
- Combating too much time spent on social media
- The value of scheduled quality time
- The power of a big hug
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