DiscoverTalking To Teens: Expert Tips for Parenting TeenagersEp 104: A Good Relationship is Key to Raising a Good Teen
Ep 104: A Good Relationship is Key to Raising a Good Teen

Ep 104: A Good Relationship is Key to Raising a Good Teen

Update: 2020-09-20
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Creating a strong relationship with your teen doesn’t always come easy. It can be hard to interest them in shooting hoops or watching old movies with you...they’re likely more excited about skating or hanging out with their friends at the mall. Even just starting up conversations can be difficult, as teens can sometimes be wary that you’re just trying to nag them or tell them what to do.

If we don’t form strong bonds with our teenagers, however, we might be keeping them from reaching their full potential. More and more research on adolescent mental health and self esteem indicates that having meaningful relationships with trusted adults can be vital to their well being. So how can we create powerful connections with our teens to ensure they move into adulthood with confidence and self efficacy?

Our guest today is here to talk all about how parents can forge positive relationships with teenagers that give them power to thrive. His name is Richard Lerner, and he’s a professor who’s done some groundbreaking research on the adolescent mind. His book, The Good Teen:  Rescuing Adolescents From the Myths of the Storm and Stress Years, is all about how we can smash the myth that adolescents have to be miserable, and instead create nurturing, empowering environments where care and encouragement allow teens to reach their full potential...

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Ep 104: A Good Relationship is Key to Raising a Good Teen

Ep 104: A Good Relationship is Key to Raising a Good Teen

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