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How to deal with a difficult teenager - Control to compassion empowering your teenager Aug 17, 2022

Three strategies

 

  • Shift from control to compassion
  • Build connection by being vulnerable
  • Empower your teenager to overcome the issue and build life skills.

 

Our mission is to empower parents to choose love over fear regardless of the circumstances.

 

A FEA (Family Enrichment...

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Anger Management for Teenagers - Emotional Intelligence Aug 06, 2022

An introduction to two key elements of emotional intelligence.

 

Self Awareness

Self Regulation

 

Helping your teenager to become more self aware and regulate their emotions is a gift that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

 

Jim White

Family Enrichment Coach

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High School Graduation - Is Your Teenager Going to Be Ready? empowering your teenager Jul 28, 2022

I attended a high school graduation party this weekend. As we were sharing a few moments with the mother of the graduate, I asked how she was doing and if she was ready for her son to head off to college.  She responded that she was ready because she felt like he was ready.  

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Help with an angry teenager empowering your teenager Jul 28, 2022

If you are struggling with an angry teenager, you are not alone.

 

Try a new perspective.

 

View your teenager’s outburst as an opportunity to show compassion and help them develop their emotional intelligence.  

 

A change in perspective … changes...

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Taking Care of Yourself is a Gift to Your Teenager family enrichment Jul 19, 2022

Question: What is it that you really want for your children?

 

Most parents will answer this question with a list of accomplishments.

 

  •  Do well in school
  •  Get into a good college
  •  Have a good group of friends
  •  Get a good job

 

When you extend this line of...

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How to Get My Teenager to Listen - Phone at the dinner table connecting with your teenager Jul 14, 2022

Today I am going to challenge you to adopt a new perspective when your teenager refuses to listen to your request to put their phone down during dinner.

 

See their resistance as a symptom of another issue. This is a sign that they need to reconnect. 

 

Two ways to build...

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How to Get My Teenager to Listen empowering your teenager family enrichment Jun 30, 2022

How to get your teenager to listen to your advice - Friends that are a bad influence.

 

Two points to consider:

 

Your teen needs to go through the experience of deciding for themselves that their friends are a bad influence. The parents' role is to coach and support them as they learn...

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How to Get My Teenager to Clean Their Room empowering your teenager Jun 24, 2022

  It is very common for a teenager’s bedroom to become a source of conflict.

 

Today, I am going to suggest a new perspective that turns this source of conflict into a teaching moment. This requires three steps.

 

  1. A shift in the parent’s perspective regarding the...
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How to Get My Teenager to Respect Me? empowering your teenager family enrichment Jun 22, 2022

 

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In this video we are going to explore the questions of respect. 

 

Parents often ask how do I get my teenager to respect me?

 

There are a number of particular circumstances that lead to this questions.

 

  • Maybe your teen doesn’t listen to...
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How to Get My Teen to Do Their Homework empowering your teenager Jun 13, 2022

 

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If you are wondering how to get your teen to do their homework, my guess is that homework has become a source of conflict.

 

How would you like to not have to worry about your son or daughter’s grades?

How would you like to never have an augment again over...

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How to Get My Teen to Talk - The Late Night Visit connecting with your teenager Jun 13, 2022

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Sometimes the best way to get your teenager to open up is to enter their world. Here is one creative way to accomplish this:

 

In this example, let's assume you have a teenage boy who likes to play video games. 

 

Teenagers are more likely to open up and talk late...

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How to Get My Teen to Talk connecting with your teenager May 31, 2022

  

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Something to think about.

 

When teenagers are asked what they wish their parents would do better the most common response is listen.

 

Could it be that one of the keys to getting your teenager to open up and talk more is learning to...

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