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.
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.
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 →