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.
From the moment our children are born we are overcome with great love and joy. And, at that same moment, fear begins to creep in for their safety, well-being, and their future. The older they get, the more our fears can get out of control as they want more freedoms. In this week’s podcast, Bethany shares how we face our fears to let them fly.
Learning to set priorities and boundaries as a teen can be a challenge when they want to be involved in eve-ry-thing! Yet, doing too much can lead to stress, moodiness, and exhaustion. In this week's podcast Bethany shares the importance of helping your kids navigate their schedule and bring the best of who they are to their commitments.
Trying to help your teen figure out what they want to do after high school? So many interests, so many careers, so many paths to choose from. Figuring out how to ask the right questions, without creating unwanted pressure and expectations, often opens up great conversations of opportunity. In this week's podcast, listen as Bethany shares some great ideas to help you and your teen discover the next step to their future.
There isn't a quick reference guide or map to navigate the uncharted territory of parenting teens. Sometimes it requires tough love. And, in the midst of holding the line, you question whether or not you are screwing it up and scarring them for life! In this week's podcast, Bethany shares some of her 'now' experiences as she navigates teen life with her daughters.
For the love, being a parent is not an easy job! Yet, if you can survive the challenge, it is one of the most rewarding jobs you will ever be given to. There are days you want to duct tape them to the wall and ground them until they are 30. But then those moments are followed by laughter until your cheeks hurt, dancing silly in the kitchen, bear hugs, sloppy kisses, and 'I love you's' until your heart hurts. And you wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. Listen as Bethany shares tips on surviving parenting.
Sometimes the most difficult thing about being a parent is having to enforce consequences and discipline. I remember as a kid my parents stating, "This hurts me more than it does you," and I was thinking, "Yeah right, whatever, I'm the one sitting in my room right now!" But the reality of those very words... Continue Reading →