Issue #1 - Fitting The Pieces
Showing Your Teen That You Care
The real-life examples and thoughts from
teenagers are very helpful. Many thanks for such an
interesting book. The next time I find myself
arguing with my teen, I'll have a great reference
guide to gently remind me of how to get both of us
out of that pattern!
The real-life examples and thoughts from teenagers are very helpful. Many thanks for such an interesting book. The next time I find myself arguing with my teen, I'll have a great reference guide to gently remind me of how to get both of us out of that pattern!
"You just don't care!" your teen screams and storms away, slamming the door.
As parents, those words cut deep. But during high-stress, emotional confrontations, it's a common dismissal from teens. How can your teenager understand that you do care...and more than anything, you want them to know it?
You're not alone – this is one of the most important issues facing many parents and teens: YOU know you care about your child, but teens have a very different way of thinking and expressing themselves.
Showing your teen that you genuinely care is not a hard thing to do; problem is, what may be caring to you as an adult may be superficial, unreasonable, or even come across as cold to your teen.
You can tell your son or daughter a million times that you care, but how do you make sure your teen really believes that you truly care about their conflicts and struggles?
The emotional walls teens build make it tough. And even if you think you've done your best, the message still gets lost. Amidst the anger, confusion, and mistrust...there must be some way to break through!
The key to breaking down those walls lies in an understanding of how your teen is thinking...How their unique perception influences the way they process your words and actions.
Having your teen actually believe that you truly care is absolutely essential to building a strong, supportive relationship with your son or daughter.
Of course, it's easier said than done if you don't know how teens see it.
- Do you want to know why 15 year old Rebecca knows that her mom cares about her?
- Or, on the other side of the coin, why 16 year old Matt thinks his mom treats his friends better than him?
- Or why Mary is comfortable talking to her dad, but not to her mom?
Written from the perspective of real teenagers – in their own words.
In Showing Your Teen That You Care, part one of Christina Botto's Fitting The Pieces series, you'll discover essential methods to showing your teenager that you care – giving them the security and appreciation that you really do love them and truly care about their concerns.
You’ll find out:
- How to talk about their day in a way that shows them you care
- Why paying attention is so important
- How it will become easier to understand how they feel
- How to know when your teen needs you
- Why your teen might think his or her life is terrible
- Why finding time for your teen is so important
- Why getting mad can be a good thing
- How to affect your teen's outlook on life
- What parents should avoid doing!
Showing Your Teen That You Care is full of real-life examples from actual teens – a firsthand insight into the way teenagers think and react.
You'll discover why your teenager feels the way they do...and you'll learn the exact steps to nurturing a closer, more trusting relationship with your teen.
You'll see what not to do to further damage that relationship, and you'll come away with a greater appreciation of your own teen's perceptions and motives.
You'll find information you always wanted to know, but could not get from your teen.
Order Showing Your Teen That You Care right now – you'll be taking the first step to breaking down those walls...and showing your teenager that you really do care...in ways that they'll truly understand and appreciate.
- eBook (pdf) 25 pages
- pdf; 91 pages
Great work – a huge service to parents of teens. Highly interesting and informative. Thanks!