Teen life can be filled with so much drama. They face so many challenges to belong and be accepted by their peers, while trying to figure out and develop healthy friendships. Part of our role as parents is to model what healthy looks like. We all have been hurt by words and actions of others, we all have had bad days, but it doesn’t give us the right to be mean or cruel to others as a way to deal with the pain. In this week’s podcast, Bethany talks about how to create a drama and bully free zone starting at home with your teens.
Being vulnerable can trigger anxiety and fear. Choosing to bare all and trust those closest to you will take your relationships to a deeper more meaningful level. Listen as Bethany shares her hilarious story of being caught ordering Starbucks naked, and how it relates to the risks we take with being vulnerable.
The only way to stay connected with those that matter most, is purposefully blocking time in your schedule. Date nights with your spouse, lunch with a best friend, one-on-one time with your children will only happen if its a priority on your schedule just like your dentist visits, school concerts, hair appointments, etc. Listen as Bethany shares the importance of giving your time a name. Purposeful connections are possible when you make time work for you.