We all know that the teenage years can be very volatile. This is a time when both parents and teens feel like they are in opposition and often can’t find connection! There’s so much going on inside a teenager physically, emotionally and psychologically so that things can feel out of control and can get out of control in a flash.
Parents can be on the receiving end of emotional outbursts like “I hate you!” “I hate myself!” “My life sucks” “Everyone is always against me” “Can’t you just leave me alone?” These are common feelings for teens who are trying to find their way in the world – where they are torn between breaking away from their parents and becoming independent as well as wanting to be part of a social group.
It can be so confusing for everyone and it’s a huge challenge for a parent to stay calm during explosive times when you know you’re doing the best you can with a busy and stressful life and then your child is rude, disrespectful and unappreciative! Under these conditions, is it even possible for teens and parents not just to survive but to thrive during the teen years?
Today my guest is Tracey Tresidder who is the co-founder of Coaching 4 teenagers. Tracy Tresidder is an executive, life and family coach, Tracy holds a number of qualifications including Masters Degree in Education and a Professional Development Certificate in Coaching Practice from the University of Sydney. Most importantly, as a family coach she has been able to transform parents’ relationships with their teenagers – in only a matter of weeks. And here is the Win Win, with Tracy’s support teenagers become more responsible, trusting, respectful and capable members of the family and parents begin to enjoy their teenagers again.
The practical ideas in this show will help teenagers to overcome some of their biggest challenges by learning how to:
- manage their volatile emotions
- develop a stronger and more positive sense of self
- reduce the conflict with their parents and others and
- communicate in a way that they feel heard, especially by their parents
ALSO, in this show parents can navigate some of their biggest challenges with their teens by learning how to:
- improve the communication and connection with their teen
- focus on and nurture their teen’s strengths rather than only pointing out weaknesses
- effectively managing teen’s ‘obsession’ with technology
- inspire their teens to become cooperative and responsible members of the family and
The theme for today’s show is how to thrive during the teenage years. So whether you’re struggling as a teen to find your way or whether you’re a parent at your wits end, listen in to get loads of practical advice on making the most of these challenging years.
Learn more about Tracy Tressider and her coaching programs and resources at Coaching 4 Teenagers where you can also enjoy great information on her site under “free stuff”.