Parenting Adolescents and Young Adults

Episode Description

– Balancing holding our limits with non-anxious connection.

Keeping a focus on our thinking and behaviour as parents is especially difficult when parenting teenagers. Sometimes adolescent behaviours are full of so much impulsivity and intense emotion that we turn all our attention to trying to manage them –  rather than managing ourselves in our interactions with them. In this pod cast Jenny Brown reflects on how limit setting is most effective when the parent sticks with what’s in their control rather than trying to change the mind and mood of their young person. She also reflects on the value of connecting to the whole child rather than focussing on what worries us about them.