Dr. M's Women and Children First Podcast

Dr. M's Women and Children First Podcast


Dr. M’s SPA Newsletter Audiocast Volume 14 Issue 16

May 02, 2024

Teenagers and tweens are a challenge to any parent as they embark on their identity development. These are years filled with angst, joy, love and pain, as our kids develop physically, mentally, and emotionally. As we attempt to guide but not control, we struggle watching them make and maybe repeat obvious mistakes. We, so dearly, want them to make the right choices (in our mind) and respect their bodies.

What can we do to help?

Dictating to teens will never work. They are more likely to sabotage their own lives in order to prove that they are in control. The tighter parents squeeze, the more the adolescent rebels.

I think of this stage of parenting as motivational interviewing.... and a literature review.

Enjoy,
Dr. M


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