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The Warrior Academy Podcast


Nov 23, 2023

How confident is your child?

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In this episode, we dive into the challenging task of parenting teenagers and how to maintain effective communication with them during this crucial phase of their development. Parenting teenagers can be tough, and there's no manual for it. We explore various tips and strategies to help parents navigate adolescence with their teenagers successfully.

Topics Discussed:

- The Importance of Communication: Communication is key during adolescence. It's a time of transition for both parents and teenagers, and maintaining open communication is vital to building trust and understanding.

- Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Being present and actively listening to your teenager is crucial. Show them that you care about what's on their mind, even if it seems unimportant.

- Empathize: Try to understand your child's point of view without always trying to fix their problems. Sometimes, they just need someone to listen and validate their feelings.

- Trust: Demonstrating trust in your teenager can boost their confidence and make them more open to sharing with you. Give them responsibility and privileges to show that you believe in their capabilities.

- Be a Role Model: Maintain your composure and lead by example, even when your teenager's behavior may be challenging. Regulate your own emotions to set a positive example for them.

- Have Fun: Dedicate quality time to enjoy activities with your teenager. While being a parent is different from being a best friend, having fun together in a parent-child environment can strengthen your relationship.

- Regular Catch-Ups: Establish a routine of checking in with each other. Share the details of your day and listen to your teenager's experiences, even if they seem insignificant. This routine helps build a bigger picture and context for their lives.

- Pay Attention: Observe your teenager's behavior to identify when something is out of character. This can help you spot issues like bullying, which can be difficult for them to talk about.

- Use Positive Words: Continue to praise your teenager and provide positive encouragement. Positive interactions and affirmations help build a strong bond between you.

- Explain Yourself: Instead of dictating to your teenager, collaborate with them. Explain your reasons for enforcing boundaries and ask for their input. This approach encourages a sense of teamwork rather than conflict.

- Say Sorry: Be willing to apologize when you make mistakes. Admitting your errors models humility and mutual respect. Your teenager will appreciate your sincerity and be more open to communication.

If you want to learn more about developing a strong relationship with great communication as your child navigates the teenage years, get in touch with our team. We offer various resources and parent-child classes to support you in building a close bond with your teenager. Don't miss the next episode; subscribe to the podcast or YouTube channel.

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Thank you for tuning in to the Warrior Academy podcast. We'll keep creating episodes to help you develop your child's character and understanding of the three C's: confidence, conduct, and concentration.


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