The secret ingredients to crack the parenting-teen code e-book

The secret ingredients to crack the parenting-teen code

Our free download from Dr Louise Hayes shares ‘the secret five’ – five important tips to help parents build better relationships with their teenagers, including valuable insights and daily tips for parents to employ.

Adolescence is when we change at biological, psychological, and social levels. Teenagers need to test their increasing strength with independence so that one day they can leave home as strong young adults, develop their own love relationships, and have the ability to care for themselves. The key for parents to help teens flourish lies in establishing a firm bond with them.

 

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DR LOUISE HAYES is one of the giants in the global ACT community. She’s the founder of the DNA-V model for young people and adolescents, a published author and has trained over 10,000 professionals.


The secret ingredients to crack the parenting-teen code – an overview

This eBook talks through what’s going on with teenagers, how to recognise if you are stuck as a parent and how to invest in the relationship more effectively. It includes five every day tips that parents can use:

  1. Encourage trial and error: Teens need to practice adult-like behaviours and make mistakes along the way to develop important life skills. Encouraging trial and error, supporting their independence, and allowing them to express their opinions and individuality are vital for their development.
  2. Be their anchor: While teens may appear more influenced by their peers, parents still play a significant role in their lives. Adolescents turn to their parents for important decisions and guidance. Being a stable and supportive anchor during stormy times can provide a sense of security and reassurance.
  3. Support in stormy times: Finding ways to be together, supporting and listening rather than judging.
  4. Look for time crumbs: Finding ways to spend quality time together on a regular basis can strengthen the parent-teen relationship.
  5. Make a new rule: remember to do something different

A fantastic resource for parents, mentors and ACT practitioners who need to help parent-teen relationships flourish.

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