Communicating and talking with your teen is challenging. Do you think that your teen speaks a different language and you struggle to understand why they do some of the things they do. Communicating with your teen Orlando, can be a struggle and feels like an uphill battle. Teens are at times impulsive, entitled or down right disobedient. Maybe they are sending you a message but have a hard time articulating it. Why don’t we as the parents unlock the key to teens and learn their language so we can help not only ourselves but them as well navigate during this hard time of adolescent development.
Many times I say to my clients that we as parents have “blind spots”. These are areas that we either do not want to look at in ourselves or are truly blind to. We may have blind spots and whatever the reason, (denial, resentment, fear,etc). One thing you must know is that your teen sees them and it is not blind to them. By bringing awareness to these and seeking individual or couples counseling, you can be better equipped to communicating effectively with your child an in the end your teen sees and respects you for the work they see you do.
These are just a few, but if you are unwilling to do the work to dig deep and clear away these blockages, you and your teen will struggle and have a hard time. The hardest part often times about parenting is having our actions match up with our words. Seeking therapy for your teen does not mean you bring your teen into therapy with the expectation of dropping them off to be “fixed”. It more times than not means you as the parent coming in to learn how to reach them. Give it a try. I can promise you that your teen needs a strong role model. The greatest gift we can give them is to show that we as parents are human and able to look at those areas that most consider to painful or hard to look at.