/ Feb 01, 2019

Stop Worrying and Start Celebrating


You’re worried about your teen, but guess what? They’re worried about themselves, too. We’re not going to suggest that you two should worry together. Instead, make a pact to both set aside your fears and look at what’s really happening. Your teen isn’t being reckless; they’re trying out new things and learning about themselves in the moment. They’re concerned about consequences and secretly looking to you to help them make good choices. All of that is cause for celebration, not concern, so set aside time today to toast them with a hot chocolate, conversation, and a high-five.

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