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JCA Parenting Teens

Week 1

This week is all about setting foundation. You have stepped into this learning ready to grow and support your child. Doing the work of looking internally as well as externally will support you in nurturing your relationship with self as well as with your teen.

Topics we will cover this week include:

  • Theory

  • Relationship

  • Attachment/Expectations

  • Control

Enjoy the webinar, and be sure to jump into Voxer to tease apart your learning with the community!

Week One Content:

*** Click here to download and print the handout for the webinar. ***

Homework Reflections from the webinar:

  • Take some time this week to consider the principles shared and notice where you are experiencing alignment and what feels more challenging.

  • Take time to consider three different ways you can move towards bringing the energy you want to your relationship with your teen and play with bringing it alive.

  • This week, write a new narrative that is about how YOU show up as a parent as your teen continues to develop and intersect with life’s experiences.

  • This week, begin to notice how control is getting in the way of your relationship with your teen, and look for places that you can begin to hand over more control.

Homework ACTION from the webinar:

  • Talk to your family about what you are learning and why it is important to you

  • Put the three qualities you plan on practicing on post-it notes around your space as a visual reminder to practice embodying them

  • Share the narrative you wrote about the parent you want to be with our community on Voxer.

  • Own up to where you have been controlling with your teen, and let them know where you are going to be stepping back

Bonus Material

For further exploration, listen in to this interviews from the Parenting Teens with Positive Discipline Audio Summit:

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The Parenting Teens Audio Summit

I will be sharing from the summit as we carry on through the program! You can access all of the interviews of the summit at any time by going to: http://www.joyfulcourage.com/tas4evr
The password is: tn19sum

Grounding Meditations:

A tool that I share that I believe is key to supporting us in keeping a calm, grounded mindset is called the 3 Bs. Practicing the 3 Bs on a regular basis support us in having access to the tools, the language and the way of being that ultimately will keep us connected to our teens, while also hearing them, staying curious, and holding boundaries.

Below you will find a short version of the 3Bs, as well as an extended version.