There are many tips and ways of being supportive to your teen which will continue to be shared in this blog. Below are three that are very important ideas to help that can really make a difference in your overall relationship with your teen. 1. Validate them – let them know that you understand and that you can appreciate what they are experiencing. 2. Empathize – let them know that you understand the emotions they are feeling and know that they are real and often times very painful or difficult. 3. Show them unconditional love – even when they are trying your patience or when they have made a poor decision, let them know that you love them and always will. For more details on how to develop these skills check out www.elite-life-coaching.com and look at the many newsletters with practical tips about how to use these skills with your teenager. Go to Elite Life Coaching for additional parenting resources and to get information on our coaching packages and specials!
When adolescent boys and girls are at-risk with substance abuse, or behavioral issues, behavior modification programs, as well as cognitive therapy, can result in the positive changes he or she needs for a long lasting transformation.