I have been in parent development since 1995. Over the years I have seen parents of children this age have a very hard time. I have determined the crux of the matter is being able to make the shift from parenting a child to parenting a teen. Pastor John Moore of St. Louis Family Church put it best.
Parents raise a child and influence a teen.
The parent development group I head has a class called Parenting and Mentoring Teens. I am turning this class into a challenge for parents of 10-14 year old kids. Here are the details. We will start Wednesday March 1. Every Wednesday I will post a blog with an exercise and a journal entry for the week. This will be on a private Facebook Group called The Challenge of Parenting Teens.
The purpose of both this challenge and the group is to give you a place to begin to take on the challenge of influencing your teen. The goal is to empower them to become an exceptional adult who takes the world by storm! During the course and throughout the weeks we can discuss and develop tools to help you concur the challenge. You can create discussions, ask questions and create a support community of parents who get it and are there to help.
What will be covered?
- Teen Physical Development
- Brain Development
- Emotional Development
- Emotional Intimacy Development
- Sexual Development
- What is Adulthood?
- Teen Dangers and Why they Occur
- What is Mentoring?
- How to develop a Mentoring Team
If you would like to join the challenge or the group you can message me on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/barbara.e.harvey.7.
I believe it is possible to have a great relationship with your teen. It just takes creating a differing mindset for your parenting. You can do this and crate a great environment for development and growth, for both you and your teen.
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