You’ve noticed your teen has been struggling with [insert challenging behavior here], because you’re an epic parent. You’re not quite sure what to do since it feels like everything you’ve tried has been unsuccessful. You have heard other people say they’ve found success with therapy, both individual + group therapy. But how the heck do you figure out which one is going to have the deepest impact for maximum success?
This week's post is from the talented Laneshia Lamb! Laneshia and I instantly connected through a Writer's Group in Ashley Coleman's Write Laugh Dream after I read of her posts. Read that post here. I love how invested in self growth Laneshia is + I'm totally confident you guys will love her too! Here she is...
Hey there Epic Parent!
Parenting is hard. Kids don't come with rule books. If you're a regular subscriber, you've heard me say plenty of times "It takes a village to raise a child." Sometimes we get distracted or caught up in the "the battle" with our teen + it may not feel like you're an epic parent.
Sometimes your kid can say "I hate you" + it's a common teen response. While other times your teen could say "I hate you" + it's a genuine concern. So how do you know you're epic?
Enjoying the gift of a family is so easily taken for granted, because - let’s be honest - as loving, heart-warming + essential our relationships with family members are… they also drive us CRAZY! Families are such complex yet simple structures. Every person has a role in the family + contributes to the well-being or dysfunction of the family.
When these roles shift to invite someone new into the family, you can expect chaos! I know! I know! You think I’m being dramatic, but give me a moment to explain. Chaos is inevitable in this situation, because there are so many emotions, fears + expectations tied into blended families.