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159: Dr. Cam on Parent-Teen Connections

159: Dr. Cam on Parent-Teen Connections

Update: 2024-04-24
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Have you ever thought to yourself, man I’m dreading the teen years… I am not ready for the snark, attitude and hormones. Why can’t my babies stay babies?

Come to find out, it’s this type of thinking that can and will lead to the teen years being way more difficult than they have to be. So what can you do to maintain your connection with your teens as they grow into themselves and your relationship evolves? 

Here to share is Cameron Caswell, PhD, otherwise known as the teen translator is an adolescent psychologist and parent coach TEDx speaker, host of the parenting teens with Dr. Cam podcast and co author of improving school mental health, the thriving school community solution. Dr. Cam is the mom of a teen too, so she not only talks the talk, she walks the walk. Dr. Cam also offers a virtual community for parents raising teens called the thriving Parent Academy.

Toward the very end of the conversation Dr. Cam said something that I plan to write down and hang in my kitchen. Start from a place of curiosity rather than accusation or blame. When something happens, take a breath, don’t immediately react. Instead, let your kids tell you more about what happened. 

Ask questions. Be curious. 

This will empower them to come to you when things feel bigger and heavier than what they can handle.

In this episode, we discuss: 

The top reasons our teens stop talking to us.

How we can build a strong foundation of trust and open communication with our teens.

Dr. Cam’s opinion on social media and teens.

Resources: 

Dr. Cam offers a virtual community for parents raising teens called the Thriving Parent Academyhttp://www.thrivingparent.org/

Connect with Dr. Cam:

Helping Parents & Teens Thrive Together -www.AskDrCam.com

Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/drcamcaswell

YouTube -https://www.youtube.com/@parentingteenswithdrcam

LinkedIn -https://www.linkedin.com/in/drcamcaswell/

Parenting Teens with Dr. Cam Podcast -https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-teens-with-dr-cam/id1524209790

Questions:

What are the top 3 reasons our teens stop talking to us?

What is one easy way to earn back your teen's trust so they'll open up?.

What is empathetic listening and why is it better than active listening?

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159: Dr. Cam on Parent-Teen Connections

159: Dr. Cam on Parent-Teen Connections

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