Somebody looks at us funny, ignores our ‘hello’, or doesn’t text or call us back and we instantly assume the worst. We start making up a story full of lies about what happened because we're hurt, without taking the time to get to the source of truth. All these assumptions can lead to gossip, rumors, and ultimately broken relationships. In this week’s podcast, Bethany talks about how to stop making an ass-u-me (ass out of you and me).
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.