Ever wonder why you can't seem to connect with your teen like you use to? Does it feel like you have no idea what is going on in his/her life?
Where are all the parenting manuals? Am I right?
You would think after all the years of research and shifts in parenting paradigms over so many generations we would have a better idea of how to do this gig.
Everyone has advice. But it never seems to be something that will work for your family for one reason or another. So we just ask everyone we come across until we find someone who has advice we can use or simply validates what we already believe. Most of the time struggling with -parenting shaming along the way and having to dig ourselves out of the guilt hole to carry on.
Your teen has one job!
To push boundaries, to try things out, to learn by trial and error. He is forging his own identity and you are not raising a robot. He knows what he is doing because he follows his gut.
Teens are pushing....parents are holding their boundary. Just because things "go wrong" doesn't mean parents are doing it wrong. It is marathon, not a sprint.
You do not need to have all of the answers or even all of the tools on your own!!! It takes a village. Allow me to be part of your village! My free gift to you.