Education and Family

Wholehearted Parenting

Bonnie Compton APRN, BC, CPNP

Wholehearted Parenting – THE ART OF RAISING A RESPONSIBLE TEEN…KNOWING WHEN TO STEP IN OR STEP ASIDE

Today, we’re going to explore a subject that is near and dear to my heart, both as a Mom and a therapist….how to know, when parenting our teen, if we should step in or step aside.

We often feel its our responsibility to help our children navigate their way through life. We don’t want to see our children hurt or have to suffer some hard knocks along the way. I think that today’s parents are much more apt to step in and rescue their children than they have in the past…hence the term “helicopter parent”

But when we do that, are we really helping our child or doing them a disservice? Isn’t part of life learning from our experiences and our mistakes?

I’ve invited my guest, Fern Weis, to join our conversation today. Fern is a certified middle school teacher, life coach, and trained presenter of “The Biggest Job” Workshops (which is part of Hyde School’s, family-based character education). Fern is also a mother of two young adults, who as she says “taught her all about herself and life”.

When Fern works with parents of teens…she not only speaks as a life coach, but speaks from her own personal experience as a Mom of a teen who was out of control. She learned that “nothing changes until you do” and learned as a parent, that “love and intentions weren’t enough”.

I hope you’ll join us!